§ 2. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour whether any decision has been arrived at now with regard to the continuance of the standstill arrangement for a definite period?
§ Mr. MANDER
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is any foundation for the rumour that the standstill arrangement is to continue until after the next General Election?
§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour whether an applicant in receipt of small earnings from an un insurable occupation is regarded by his Department as the reby precluded, although otherwise qualified, from receiving an allowance under Part II of the Unemployment Act, 1934?
This would be a matter for decision on the facts of the individual case by the Unemployment assistance Board, subject to the usual rights of appeal. I am informed, however, that while such earnings would be taken into account, like any other earnings, such a person, if otherwise qualified, would not in general be precluded from receiving an allowance.
§ 26. Mr. K. LINDSAY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will issue a statement showing the amount of relief accorded to the various local authorities under the provisions of the Unemployment Act, 1934?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
The relief which local authorities derive from the Unemployment Act, 1934, will be indicated by the grants payable under the Unemployment as sistance(Temporary Provisions) (No.2) Bill, and I under stand that arrangements are being made to issue provisional payments as nearly as possible equal to the amount due for 2019 the three months March to May as soon as may be after the Bill is on the Statute Book. If there is any general desire to have available a full list of the benefit to individual authorities, I shall be happy to arrange for the issue of a White Paper.