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Lodging Allowances

Volume 465: debated on Friday 20 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour the latest figures of the numbers of workers who are being paid subsistence allowances by his Department; and the total sum of money involved in the first quarter of 1949.

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to lodging allowances paid to certain transferred workers who but for their transfer would be living with and maintaining their dependants at home. On 31st March, 1949, the number of such transferred workers was 9,500; and the total sum of money involved in the first quarter of 1949 was approximately £140,000.