I was employed by what was known as the U.A.B. as investigator, in the East End of London, untrained, as were all my colleagues. Most of the men had come over from Public Assistance after the 1934 Act, when powers and duties were passed to the U.A.B. With some exceptions investigators had a low opinion of the unemployed, and the general opinion was that they could find work if they tried a bit harder. My colleagues were badly paid and most had a family to support so they hated to see the unemployed ‘getting money for nothing’.