HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 c86W
Mr. Bartley

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will take steps, in consultation with the National Assistance Board, to amend the National Assistance (Determination of Need) Regulations, 1948, Statutory Instrument, 1948, No. 1334, so as to increase the amount of disregarded earnings from 10s. to 15s. where the applicant registers at the employment exchange and in other cases from 20s. to 40s.

Mr. Peake

No. The House has only just approved certain amendments to these Regulations proposed by the Board and if the Board thought that any such change as the hon. Member suggests was necessary they would, I am sure, have included it in their proposals.