§ 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?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
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?