HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1487-8W

asked the Minister of Labour whether Miss Morgan, 60, Beatrice Road, Bermondsey, S.E., is receiving training in millinery at the training centre established by the Ministry of Labour at Shepherd's Bush, with a maintenance allowance of £1; whether she has applied for a maintenance allowance of 25s. per week, in view of the fact that she is living alone and is entirely dependent upon her own earnings; whether this application has been refused; and, if so, his reason for this refusal?

Dr. MACNAMARA: The facts are as represented in the first and second parts of my hon. Friend's question. Miss Morgan's application for an increase in her maintenance grant was, in the first instance, refused by the Women's Sub-Committee of the Local Employment Committee, but in view of the special circumstances of the case the Sub-Committee were recently requested to reconsider the case. I am hastening a decision, and will communicate with my hon. Friend at once when a decision is reached.