§ 88. Mr. STOREY
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider making 1064 available to men in receipt of public assistance the same facilities which exist for men in receipt of unemployment assistance to proceed to areas where the prospects of employment are good, with special allowances during the period they are away from home, and also to remove their households if they obtain permanent employment?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The point to which my hon. Friend calls attention was carefully considered when these facilities (which are of an experimental nature) were introduced, but as he will appreciate there are particular difficulties in transferring men in receipt of public assistance except to an actual job. When they obtain permanent employment on transfer they are in general, eligible for assistance towards the removal of dependants and household effects on the same conditions as persons in receipt of unemployment benefit or unemployment assistance.