HC Deb 02 November 1939 vol 352 c2123W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Minister of Labour whether any consideration has been or will be given to the need of increasing the scales of payment to unemployed workers, in view of the increase in the cost of living?

Mr. E. Brown

As regards unemployment assistance I cannot add anything at the moment to replies given recently on this subject in the House. So far as unemployment benefit is concerned the question of the financial condition of the Unemployment Insurance Fund will be receiving consideration by the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee shortly.