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Out-of-Work Donation.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Celebrations. – in the House of Commons on 3rd April 1919.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

My attention has been called to the statement referred to. If an applicant leaves his employment voluntarily without just cause he is not eligible for donation, and every effort is made by my officers to prevent abuse of the out-of-work donation scheme in this respect. An inquiry is always addressed to the late employer as to the reason why the employment terminated, and I would appeal to employers for their assistance by answering these inquiries promptly. I should add that the weekly rate of donation for boys under eighteen years of age is 14s. 6d. and not 29s.