§ 66. Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the total number of persons who have been deprived of benefit by the Anomalies Act, 1931, since it became law, up to the latest date?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
Between 13th October, 1931, and 31st May, 1935, 379,776 claims were disallowed under the anomalies regulations by courts of referees in Great Britain. This figure relates to the total number of claims disallowed; statistics are not available as to the number of separate individuals concerned.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Were the regulations referred to in that reply regulations which were passed by the National Government?
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
May we not secure from the Minister a reply which he actually knows without having any notice given—whether the regulations referred to in that reply are the regulations passed by the National Government?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
These people have been disallowed under the Act without Parliament being consulted, and have any steps been taken to see that they are granted any kind of benefit at all?