HC Deb 02 May 1940 vol 360 c924W
Mr. Leonard

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the difference in the decisions reached by different hardship committees; and what steps he is taking to secure more uniformity in these decisions?

Mr. Assheton

The final authority in this matter is the Umpire. Steps are taken to put suitable test cases to him on appeal, and to circulate for the guidance of the hardship committees his decisions laying down the general principles which they should apply.

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