HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 c764
37. Mr. Wood

asked The Minister of Labour in what circumstances lodging allowances can be paid to workers compelled to take employment away from their homes.

Mr. Isaacs

There is no compulsion, but a worker who has dependants to maintain may be paid a lodging allowance if he accepts approved employment away from home. I am sending the hon. Member two leaflets setting out the arrangements in detail.

Mr. Wood

In view of the fact that some people have been unable to take up employment because of the non-payment of these allowances, will the Minister consider revising his regulations so that these people can get into work, the work can be done, and, incidentally, some money can be saved?

Mr. Isaacs

I should be very glad if the hon. Gentleman would send me such cases as he has in mind, because the whole purpose of this allowance is to put men in employment at long distances away where their services are badly needed.

Sir W. Wakefield

Are such lodging allowances subject to Income Tax deduction?

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