§ Mr. Tinker
asked the Minister of Labour the number of applicants in the Leigh area of the Unemployment Assistance Board who have had their allowance increased in accordance with the circular giving the Unemployment Assistance Board officer discretion to make increases to meet the cost caused by rising prices; and what is the average increase made to applicants?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In the Board's administrative area of Leigh there were, on 17th January, 473 additions to current assessments on account of the special circumstances dealt with in the Board's circular. The amounts varied from 1s. in the case of persons living alone to 3s. and, exceptionally, 4s. in household cases, the average over all being slightly under 2s.