HC Deb 16 December 1963 vol 686 cc144-5W
41. Mrs. Hart

asked the Minister of Labour if, in the light of the White Paper on Central Scotland, he will reconsider his decision concerning subsidised transport between the village of Forth and the nearest place of alternative employment for the redundant miners in the village.

Mr. Godber

Under the Resettlement Transfer Scheme financial assistance, including a free forward fare and lodging allowances, may be given to unemployed workers who obtain work beyond daily travelling distance of their homes. I am afraid that it is not possible for me to provide financial assistance to workers who travel daily to work; there are, of course, very large numbers of such workers in the country.