HC Deb 12 June 1934 vol 290 cc1541-2W

asked the Minister of Labour if he has circularised public assistance committees to the effect that after 1st July they may ignore £l of any disability pension, or if he will now do so without delay?


No, Sir. The hon. Member no doubt has in mind the provision of Clause 38 (3) (b) of the Unemployment Bill. This provision relates to the assessment of the need of applicants for assistance under Part II of the Bill, which has not yet come into operation. The basis upon which need is assessed for the purposes of transitional payments is not affected by the Bill.

I gave to the hon. Member for Bradford (Mr. Holdsworth) on 27th April last.