HC Deb 07 December 1931 vol 260 cc1530-1W

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the fact that public assistance committees are taking- into consideration War pensions and grants from the funds of the British Legion when applying the means test to ex-service men; and whether he will issue a further circular to prevent this?


I cannot add anything to the statements on this subject made by my right hon. Friend both in Debate and in reply to questions, and in particular the reply he gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for St. Pancras North (Captain Fraser) on 3rd December, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.


asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons in receipt of transitional benefit in the County of Glamorgan whose cases have been considered under the Unemployment Insurance (Transitional Payments) Regulations, 1931, and the number of cases in which part benefit has been continued and full benefit continued; and the number of persons, men, women, youths and girls, whose benefit has been stopped?


pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 26th November, 1931; col. 479, Vol. 260], supplied the following statement:

Applications for transitional payments referred to public assistance committees in the County of Glamorgan up to 21st November, 1931.

Men. Women.
Number of applications referred to Public Assistance Committees. 38,258 1,245
Number of determinations received from Committees:—
(a) Transitional payments at normal benefit rate. 81
(b) Transitional payments at a lower ra'e. 3
(c) No transitional payment to be made. 13
Total determinations received. 97

Juveniles under 18 are not entitled to transitional payments.

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