HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 c193
1. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is intended to increase unemployment insurance benefits, and, if so, the nature of the increase?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I cannot at the moment add to the statement on this subject made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 29th November last.

Mr. Smith

May we have an assurance that this matter will not be lost sight of and that the Unemployment Statutory Committee is giving it consideration?

Mr. Brown

The committee has already considered the finance of it, and, as a matter of fact, another meeting is being held to-day.