HC Deb 29 October 1936 vol 316 c3

asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements have been made by the Unemployment Assistance Board to promote the welfare and make provision for the improvement and re-establishment of the condition of those applicants for allowances who will be transferred to the board on the second appointed day?


My hon. Friend will have read in the board's report, published as Cmd. 5177, of the variety of measures which have been taken for the welfare and rehabilitation of individual applicants. I am informed by the board that these measures will be developed in the light of experience, with the assistance of the Advisory Committees and will be applied both to present applicants and those coming to the board after the second appointed day.

5. Mr. WHITE

asked the Minister of Labour the number of allowances paid to applicants under Section 39 (2) of the Unemployment Act, 1934, for the maintenance of applicants at training courses or courses of instruction?


The number of allowances payable at the end of September, 1936, under this Section to applicants for their maintenance while away from home and attending training or instructional courses conducted by the Ministry of Labour was approximately 4,900. In addition about 500 applicants undergoing training under land settlement and other schemes were receiving similar allowances.