Transitional Payments.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 12th May 1932.

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Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

Is it not the case that, if it is found that any authority is paying more than is considered the proper scale, one of the Departments will interfere and send down a permanent official, and so do away with the public representatives? If the right hon. Gentleman has that power when he thinks they are paying too much, surely he has the same power to increase the amount when they are paying too little?