Single Men.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

I am not aware that the position is as stated by the hon. Member. The question of eligibility for poor relief or for assistance from the Lord Mayor's Fund is not a matter for my Department. As regards unemployment benefit, there is no special disqualification of single men, and in fact large numbers of such men are drawing benefit. I may add that the facilities offered by my Department by way of training, transfer and emigration are, in the nature of things, much more easily available for single men, who are willing to take advantage of them, than for married men with dependants.