HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 cc392-4W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Minister of Labour what is the basic rate of payment for trainees at Welsh Government retraining centres; and when it was last fixed.

Mr. Hattersley

Basic training allowances are the same at Welsh Government Training Centres as at other centres in Great Britain. For details I would refer the hon. Member to the Replies I gave on 31st January to two Questions by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull, East (Commander Pursey).

The present rates have applied since October, 1965. As was announced during the debate on the Estimates Committee Report on 6th February, 1968, with effect from 1st April, 1968 trainees with two or more dependants will receive increased allowances; the maximum addition will be £1 10s. per week for a man with a wife and four or more dependants.—[Vol. 757. c. 354–355.]