HC Deb 15 July 1936 vol 314 c2060W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has formed an estimate of the amount by which the unemployment assistance which is made to the unemployed of South Wales and Monmouthshire will be reduced in consequence of the proposed new regulations?


As stated in the memoranda contained in the White Papers the increases in allowances arising under the draft Regulations are to be made immediately after 16th November, but save in certain limited classes of cases, the process of effecting any decreases which are found to be necessary after consideration of the advice of the local committees will be spread over a period of 18 months. In these circumstances, for reasons explained by the board on page 30 of their Explanatory Memorandum (Cmd. 5229), no reliable estimate of the amount of the decreases can be given.