§ 2. Mr. Mainwaring
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the general practice in dealing with unemployed newly transferred to the Unemployment Assistance Board to operate the scale of allowances and determinations made in each case by the public assistance committees; and, if so, for how long a period is it intended that the individuals so affected should await a new determination in accordance with the unemployment assistance scales?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Under Section 61 (3) of the Unemployment Act, 1934, the board is empowered to make at any time during the two months beginning on the Second Appointed Day allowances equal in amount to the previous rate of outdoor relief to applicants transferred from public assistance authorities in whose case an order for outdoor relief was in force immediately before that day. The task of determining the needs of applicants in accordance with the board's regulations will be completed by 31st May.
§ 9. Mr. Mainwaring
asked the Minister of Labour what provision is made, if any, for the temporary relief of persons becoming unemployed and whose right to unemployment insurance benefit is questioned and who are referred to courts of referees?
§ Mr. Brown
In so far as such persons are persons to whom the Unemployment Assistance Act applies, it is open to them, if they are in need, to make an application to the Unemployment Assistance Board.