HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c201W
100. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of National Insurance why, under his regulations, applications for supplementary assistance from the National Assistance Board have been refused in cases where the applicants are registered dock workers on the guaranteed rate, and where the income to the family is well below the rate of assistance fixed by the Board; and whether he will give this matter urgent consideration.

Mr. Turton

Under the Dock Labour Scheme these men are in the employment of the Dock Labour Board and assistance was never intended for persons in employment except in cases of special urgency.