HC Deb 27 September 1939 vol 351 c1354W
Mr. T. Smith

asked theMinister of Labour whether, in view of the increased cost of living, any revision of the unemployment assistance regulations is contemplated in the near future?

Mr. Assheton

Any revision of the un-employment assistance regulations is a matter in the first place for the Unemployment Assistance Board who, I am assured, are carefully watching the position.

Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Labour whether any arrangements have been made to assist those persons who may be financially distressed due to the war, and who are not covered by legislation relating to unemployment assistance?

Mr. Assheton

I would refer the hon. Member to the provisions of the Unemployment Assistance (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, and to the Unemployment Assistance (Prevention and Relief of Distress) Regulations, 1939, which were made on 7th September, 1939.