Travel Expenses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Leslie Spriggs Mr Leslie Spriggs , St Helens 12:00, 15 April 1959

Is the Minister aware that the individual to whom he referred in reply to me was out of work for twelve weeks with no chance of getting employment in St. Helens and that he moved out to Partington? I think it is generally understood that a wages grade man who has been out of work for twelve weeks cannot afford to pay travelling expenses and that, where it is possible for him to go home, it is in the interests of those for whom he is responsible that he should be able to get home. [HON. MEMBERS: "Speech."] I should like to appeal [HON. MEMBERS: "Question.]—may I ask the Minister if he is aware that in these cases, particularly where married men and widowed mothers are concerned, it is essential that assistance should be given?