HC Deb 28 July 1938 vol 338 c3328W
Mr. Adamson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of an arrangement made between the Staffordshire County Council public assistance committee and the Unemployment Assistance Board to send applicants for unemployment assistance to public assistance institutions to perform test work, subject to the Board agreeing to pay the county council 1s. per week in respect of each applicant at the institution and to the payment of the full cost of maintenance when the applicant became an inmate of the institution; under what specific regulations the public assistance committee through the Unemployment Assistance Board are acting in respect of this arrangement, and if the same has received his approval?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. These arrangements have been made under Section 40 of the Unemployment Act, 1934, which expressly empowers the Board to enter into arrangements of this kind for dealing with cases of special difficulty.