HC Deb 26 January 1931 vol 247 cc629-30W

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the desirability of revising the principle laid down by him for the instruction of public assistance committees that the number of hours for which a man must be set to work shall be uniform for all cases, irrespective of whether the man is married or single or the amount of relief he is receiving, so as to provide that so far as practicable the amount of test work shall be proportionate to the relief received?


No, Sir. A system under which the hours worked are proportionate to the amount of relief received is not in accordance with the object of the Relief Regulation Order, 1930, which is not the provision of work for wages but the maintenance and improvement of employability for which purpose regular and uniform hours of occupation or training are clearly desirable.

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