HC Deb 10 December 1935 vol 307 c746W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to issue regulations providing that the Unemployment Assistance Board shall grant extra allowances during Christmas and the new year at the rate of 2s. 6d. per adult and 2s. each child for two weeks?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on this subject on the 9th December to the right hon. Member for Bow and Bromley (Mr. Lansbury).


asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he will give the names of the areas in which an extra winter allowance has been granted to the unemployed by the Unemployment Assistance Board;

(2) whether he is aware that no extra winter allowance is being paid by the Unemployment Assistance Board to the unemployed in the county of Glamorgan; and will he take steps to see that these allowances are paid in the future?


The allowances determined under the Unemployment Assistance Regulations are not subject to variation according to the season of the year. In so far, however, as supplementary payments under the Unemployment Assistance (Temporary Provisions) Act are concerned, regard is had to the practice of the Local Authority, and where the amount which would have been payable by way of transitional payments would have been increased by a winter allowance the assessment is adjusted accordingly. I am making inquiry through the Unemployment Assistance Board as to the Authorities in whose areas such adjustments have been made and will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as possible.