Out-of-Work Donation.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1919.

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Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I should not like to commit myself to an answer in the form in which the question is put for this reason, that if a man is skilled in any particular industry his wages are higher than unemployment benefit, and I do not think it could be said that suitable employment was offered to him if it were employment at a wage which was not comparable to that which he ought to earn in suitable employment. Therefore I cannot commit myself to an answer to the full extent the hon. and gallant Gentleman's question involves.