HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1138-9
63. Mr. George Griffiths

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether he will make a statement regarding the agricultural workers unemployment fund and consider raising the maximum amount of benefit from 35s. to the same as the other unemployment fund or merging them both into one?

Mr. Assheton

I am not at present in a position to make a statement on this subject.

Mr. Griffiths

Will the Minister be in a position to make a statement in the immediate future seeing that such a change is being made in the farm labourers' wages?

Mr. Assheton

My right hon. Friend has had a great many things to consider in the last month, and this is one of the matters which he has not had time to consider fully.

Mr. J. Morgan

Does he intend to go into the matter fully?