§ Mr. Tapsell
asked the Minister of Labour how many transferred workers were receiving grants and allowances under the Resettlement Transfer Scheme in December, 1966; and what were the comparable figures for the same months of each year since the Scheme came into operation.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
The scope of the Resettlement Transfer Scheme was246W widened on 6th September, 1962, and the number of workers assisted before and after that date are not comparable. Those currently receiving the allowances shown on 31st December each year since 1962 were as follows:
CURRENT ON 31ST DECEMBER Year Lodging Allowance Continuing Liability Allowance 1962 680 20 1963 952 23 1964 755 54 1965 847 31 1966 615 30
As statistical information on the scheme is produced quarterly it is not possible to say how many workers were paid grants during any one month.