§ 50. Mr. RADFORD
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will direct that allowances under the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, which are payable to members of the Kindred Trades 1577 Federation in the home trade and export shipping industry, the headquarters of which trade union are in Manchester, shall be paid through the medium of their union?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
Under Section 42 (1) of the Unemployment Assistance Act, allowances must be issued by officers of the Unemployment Assistance Board. I am informed, however, that the board have under consideration the question whether, consistently with this provision, it will be possibly to permit payments to be made through associations of workpeople, and in this connection the position of the Kindred. Trades' Federation will be borne in mind.
§ Mr. HUDSON
I presume the hon. Member is referring to cases under the Unemployment Assistance Board. I am informed by the board that they have this matter under consideration, and that they hope shortly to enable my right hon. Friend to make a statement on the subject.
§ Mr. HUDSON
I think that the hon. Member had better await the statement of my right hon. Friend about it.
§ 53. Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any approximate date upon which the Government proposes to lay before the House any new proposals with regard to need 1578 regulations; and whether the Government have decided whether it will be necessary to modify the Unemployment Act, 1934, or whether the new regulations can be evolved without such change?