HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 c565W
Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Minister of Labour if he has considered the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance that the Exchequer should come to the aid of the Unemployment Fund in the case of disabled ex-service men by making a payment to the fund equal to the cost of benefit paid to such ex-service men who qualify by reason only of the special relaxation in their favour; and what has been the Government's decision on the point?


To give effect to this recommendation would have meant maintaining special records at a cost disproportionate to any sum likely to be found to be payable to the Unemployment Fund, and for this reason my right hon. Friend decided not to adopt it. My hon. and gallant Friend is no doubt aware that this decision in no way affects the rights of disabled ex-service men.