§ Mr. OLIVER
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, in certain cases where the wife of an unemployed man is at work, the dependant allowance payable for the children has been stopped; and whether this action on the part of the local officials is in accordance with instructions issued by his Department?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The question whether dependants' allowance is payable is one not for me, but for the independent statutory authorities. The umpire has held that in certain cases where the wife of an unemployed man is at work dependants' benefit might not be payable.