HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c640W

asked the Minister of Labour whether there has been any alteration in the percentages of unemployment which are required before the Unemployment Grants Committee can contribute to any scheme involving the transference of labour and, if so, what; and whether any such alteration is in contemplation and, if so, of what nature?


No alteration has been made or is contemplated in the policy announced in this House on 4th November, namely, that in areas in which the average level of unemployment amongst men is below 10 per cent., no grant can be recommended by the Unemployment Grants Committee in respect of relief work unless a proportion of transferred labour is to be employed upon the work.