HC Deb 13 July 1936 vol 314 cc1663-4
57. Mr. JOHN

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the amount estimated to be paid under the new Unemployment Assistance Regulations and the amount that would be paid if the new scales were equal to unemployment benefit without regard to any means test?

Lieut. - Colonel MUIRHEAD

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Explanatory Memorandum by the Unemployment Assistance Board contained in the White Paper (Cmd. 5229). As to the second part of the question, the scale allowances under the Regulations include provision in respect of members of the applicant's household who would be inadmissible as dependants under the conditions governing the payment of unemployment benefit and for whom, therefore, there are no corresponding benefit rates. Consequently an estimate of the kind desired cannot be given.

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