HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2100
4. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Unemployment Assistance Board are prepared to extend the period during which winter allowances are paid in view of the exceptional severity of the weather in recent months?

Mr. E. Brown

The Board inform me that they do not consider that the circumstances call for any extension of the period during which winter additions are being paid this winter beyond the date which has been communicated to the House and to each applicant concerned.

Mr. Griffiths

Do I gather that the circumstances due to the exceptional winter weather in recent months do not call for consideration?

Mr. Brown

The House will understand that it was announced that payment would be made from 30th October to 30th March, and the Board see no reason to alter that. As the hon. Member knows, I received a deputation yesterday, and I indicated that view to them.

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