§ 35. Mr. DAGGAR
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the copy of the resolution passed at the ordinary monthly meeting of the Abertillery Urban District Council, in which it is stated that an increasing number of recipients are being subjected to reductions in their transitional payments under the regulations now in operation; and, if so, what action does he propose, in view of the understanding that instructions have been issued that such reductions should not be made?
I am informed that a copy of the resolution referred to was also forwarded by the Abertillery Urban District Council to the Unemployment Assistance Board, which has requested the council to furnish particulars of the cases upon which their resolution is based.
I think that, as the resolution is directed against the action, or alleged action, of the board, it is only, reasonable that in the first instance the council should provide particulars, so that the matter can be investigated. After that has been done, no doubt my Department will have the opportunity of considering it.
§ Mr. DAGGAR
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his Department has already been met in connection with this matter, and is he not prepared to consider cases based on experience of this kind?