HC Deb 20 June 1938 vol 337 cc707-8
Miss Ward (by Private Notice)

asked the Minister of Labour whether, pending a general satisfactory settlement, and in the absence of a ruling from the umpire as to the position of unemployed men drawing holiday pay credits for race week on Tyneside, he will consult the Unemployment Assistance Board so that no unemployed man will be worse off as a result of payments due to him?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I have ascertained from the Unemployment Assistance Board that they will deal with any application of this kind in the light of the circumstances of the individual case.

Miss Ward

May I have an assurance that no man will be worse off?

Mr. Brown

That is not what I have said. I said that the matter is under the consideration of the statutory authority. I will go as far as it is possible to go.

Miss Ward

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment at the earliest possible opportunity.