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Public Assistance, Glamorgan (Ve-Day)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Glamorgan workpeople in receipt of workmen's compensation or sickness benefits and consequently having to apply for public assistance, were penalised by a reduction of their assistance when a payment was made them on VE-Day by their employers; and will he inform Public Assistance Committees that, in view of the national rejoicing on VE-Day, such allowances from employers on that day should be disregarded.

I am informed that the facts are as stated in the Question, but I have no power to take the action suggested.