§ 7. Mr. Foster
asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider the granting of an allowance to cover travelling expenses to workpeople who have been directed to employment long distances from home, up to the maximum lodging allowance, in those cases where no agreement exists between the workpeople and employer for travelling allowance.
§ Mr. Foster
Is my right hon. Friend aware of a case which I have sent to his Department where a workman directed to other employment has to meet travelling expenses amounting to about £39 a year?
§ Sir Herbert Williams
Surely if my right hon. Friend directs people to work which involves heavy travelling expenses, it is not fair that he should throw the responsibility on the organised bodies of employers and workpeople?
§ Sir H. Williams
I have looked at the Question. Will the right hon. Gentleman answer my supplementary question?