§ Mr. WHEATLEY
asked the Minister of Labour whether in the Government policy for dealing with unemployment any 1561W effort is to be made to provide suitable work for women; and will he, should no such provision be made, take steps to secure more generous consideration and allowances for unemployed women?
§ Major KELLEY
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered any proposals to relief work suitable for unemployed women in districts where there is not a large demand for unskilled domestic labour; and what schemes are authorised or proposed for training suitable girls for a life in the Dominions?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
It is, I am afraid, impracticable to deal directly with unemployment among women by the provision of relief work. Assistance from State funds has, however, been allocated towards the cost of conducting the scheme for homecraft training for which the Central Committee on Women's Training and Employment are responsible. The question of the training of women for life in the Dominions is under consideration, but no scheme for this purpose is as yet in operation. Having regard to the great pressure on the unemployment fund, my right hon. Friend could not undertake to propose an increase in the allowances to unemployed women.