§ 52. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider amending the regulations, issued wader the Unemployment Acts, to provide that a married man separated from his wife and family, with an order of the court for their maintenance made against him, shall not be deprived of dependants' allowances?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
This matter is one of those which are at present under consideration.
§ Mr. DAVIES
Would the hon. Gentleman be good enough to make representations to his chief, as it is indeed anomalous that a court of law should decide that a man is responsible for his wife's maintenance, but that his Department, on the other hand, should regard a man as not responsible for her maintenance at all?
§ Mr. HUDSON
It is a question whether or not such an alteration in the regulations can be made within the terms of the Act.