§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the statement in the Report of the Committee on National Economy that contributions in respect of unemployed workers' dependants will have ceased before the 1st July next, it is the intention of the Government definitely to discontinue the payment of allowances to unemployed workers' dependants; and if he is aware that it is the view of the Government actuary, or of the Minister, that there will be no deficiency in the fund from which such allowances are paid to render necessary the prolongation of the contribution therefor beyond the 10th May, 1922, or at any rate beyond the 1st July, 1922?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Under the Unemployed Workers' Dependants (Temporary Provision) Act, 1921, the payment of grants in respect of dependants ceases on 9th May next. The is power to continue the contributions under the Act after that date if there is a deficiency, but, so far as can be foreseen at present, a deficiency is not likely to arise.