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Polish Resettlement Act 1947

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2Allowances from the Assistance Board

(1)An allowance may be granted by the Assistance Board (in this and the next succeeding section referred to as " the Board ") to a person in the United Kingdom of any of the categories specified in subsection (2) of this section, being a person who has attained the age of sixteen years, if he proves in accordance with rules made under the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934—

(a)that he is in need of an allowance ;

(b)that he has no work, or only such part-time or intermittent work as not to enable him to earn sufficient for his needs ; and

(c)that he is, if required by the Board so to be, registered for employment in the prescribed manner ;

and if he has made application for an allowance in the prescribed manner.

(2)The said categories are—

(a)Poles whose registration under the Aliens Order, 1920, took place on or after the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and who have been permitted to enter, or to remain in, the United Kingdom in view of circumstances attributable to war, as to which, in case of doubt, a certificate of the Secretary, of State shall be conclusive ;

(b)former members of any of the forces mentioned in subsection (1) of section one of this Act (including the naval detachment therein mentioned), and members of any of those forces relegated from service therewith ;

(c)wives of men of categories (a) and (b), and any woman who, having been the wife of a man of either of those categories, has ceased so to be, and has not re-married ;

(d)persons who have been permitted to enter the United Kingdom on or after the first day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, as being followers of a body of Polish forces entering the United Kingdom and dependent thereon or on members thereof, as to which, in case of doubt, a certificate of the Secretary of State shall be conclusive.

(3)This section shall be construed with, and treated for all purposes as forming part of, the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, and the enactments therein contained shall apply accordingly, subject to the modifications set out in Part I of the Schedule to this Act, and the provisions of any rules or regulations for the time being in force under that Act shall apply accordingly.

(4)There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament any increase attributable to the passing of this section in the sums payable out of such moneys under section forty-seven of the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, or section six of the Determination of Needs Act, 1941 and any sums received by the Board under the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934, as applied for the purposes of this section shall be paid into the Exchequer.

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