§ 12. Mr. Daggar
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state the attitude of the Unemployment Assistance Board towards the need for increasing the allowances to the unemployed to meet the increase in the cost of living?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The matter is under consideration of the Unemployment Assistance Board, and I am not yet in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. Shinwell
When does the right hon. Gentleman expect to be in a position to 1370 make a statement? Does he appreciate that time is passing, and that there is an increase in the cost of living?