HC Deb 25 June 1936 vol 313 c1934
21. Captain PLUGGE

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the reluctance of non-agricultural workers in receipt of a high scale of public assistance to take up agricultural work in which there is a lower scale of unemployment benefit; and whether his Department has any specific recommendations as to how these difficulties are to be avoided?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

The attention of my right hon. Friend has not been drawn to the circumstances which my hon. and gallant Friend mentions, but if he cares to send me particulars, I will consider the position.

Captain PLUGGE

In view of the seasonal demand for labour on the land, will my hon. and gallant Friend make special investigation?


Does the Minister know of any agricultural districts where there is a high scale of unemployment assistance? Can we have an idea what a "high scale" means?


Would not the difficulty disappear if they paid decent wages for agricultural work?


Would it not disappear if they removed tithe from the land?

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