§ 3. Mr. WHITELEY
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to take steps to arrange that the value of the recent special advance to the miners is not negatived by the amount of that advance being deducted from unemployment allowances going into the same home?
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Mansfield (Mr. C. Brown) on 20th February.
§ 4. Mr. SHORT
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is in accordance with the regulations of the Unemployment Assistance Board for local public assistance committees to take into consideration an Army service life pension and an old age pension when assessing need; and whether he will take steps to make the position clear to all concerned?
The Regulations of the Unemployment Assistance Board have no application to public assistance committees. Perhaps the hon. Member will communicate with me regarding the particular point he has in mind.