Former MP for Acton
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I pay 3s. in the pound on £900.
I represent a constituency in which there is a large number of working people, and in which a large number of persons are employed for only two or three days a week. The hon. Member for West Wolverhampton (Mr. W. J. Brown) who represents the members of the Civil Service must know very well that many civil servants do not earn £5 a week; in fact, a good many of them do not earn £3 a week.
I think this Amendment is very unreasonable. It is unreasonable that a man who picks up £5 for two days' work should, because he is unemployed four days, draw benefit. I have been a member of the Independent Labour Party ever since its formation, and I was a member for nearly 30 years, and I have never asked that unemployment benefit should be paid to a man who is earning £5 a week....
Former MP for Acton
Entered the House of Commons on 30 May 1929 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election
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