HC Deb 23 June 1938 vol 337 cc1241-2
15. Mr. Tomlinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the representations made to him with respect to the remuneration of visitors appointed by employment committees for the collection of family budgets; and what reply has he given to them?

Mr. E. Brown

I have received representations on this subject from the Farnworth Local Employment Committee. The reply given was to the effect that the question whether the visitors who assisted in the inquiry should be remunerated for their services was carefully considered in all its bearings by the committee which advised me as to the methods and procedure to be adopted in the inquiry. The committee, which included representatives of the Trades Union Congress General Council, the Co-operative movement, and the National Confederation of Employers' Organisations unanimously recommended that payment to the visitors should not be made. I adopted their recommendation and gratefully acknowledge the voluntary help which my Department have received. from visitors in all parts of the country.