HC Deb 22 December 1938 vol 342 cc3100-1W
Major Owen

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the number of persons in receipt of allowances under the Unemployment Assistance Board in each area in the six North Wales counties, together with the number who are receiving winter allowances, and the total weekly cost; and how this compares with the average winter allowances in the Special Areas?

Mr. E. Brown

The following table shows, in respect of each administrative area of the Unemployment Assistance Board in North Wales, in column (a), the number of assessments current on 21st November, 1938, for payment of Unemployment Allowances; in column (b), the number of such assessments which included an additional allowance under the Unemployment Assistance (Winter Adjustments) Regulations, 1938; and in column (c), the average weekly value of those additions. The average weekly value of winter additions in the Special Areas was, on the same date, approximately 2s. 2d.

I am writing to the hon. and gallant Member regarding the total weekly cost.

Following is the table:

Unemployment Assistance Board's Administrative Areas in North Wales. (a) (b) (c)
s. d.
Wrexham 3,148 1,698 2 1
Carnarvon (including Holyhead outstation). 2,277 1,130 2 1
Rhyl (including Mold outstation). 2,834 1,571 2 1
Newton 869 338 2 1