HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 cc213-4W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will seek powers to enable him to pay the bus fares of youths sent to seek employment by the youth employment officers.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Where employers are unwilling to reimburse travelling expenses, careers officers may make payments to disabled young people and to young people who make applications under the Training Allowances Scheme or the Resettlement Transfer Scheme. Other young people who may suffer hardship are in certain circumstances, able to receive payments from the Department of Health and Social Security under the Supplementary Benefits Scheme.

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