HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 c2802W
Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Minister of Labour whether any decision has been arrived at with regard to the request that he should consider a scheme whereby local authorities undertaking such works as housing, drainage, water supply, road improvement, and other works of public utility who engage unemployed men from Employment Exchanges in connection with such works shall receive the unemployment benefit which these men would have been receiving had they not been so employed, such employment benefit being credited by the local authority towards the cost of any such works; and if not, when may a decision be expected?


I am afraid I cannot add anything to the reply given to the hon. Member for Deritend (Mr. Smedley Crooke) on 13th March last on this matter.