HC Deb 23 March 1914 vol 60 c23

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Perth General Station Joint Committee of the Caledonian, Highland, and North British Railways has recently posted a notice to workmen (painters, plumbers, and slaters), in connection with Part II. of the National Insurance Act, to the effect that they must now begin payment of unemployment contributions, including all arrears of contributions since 15th July, 1912; and whether he can do anything to abate this demand?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Burns)

My attention had not previously been called to this notice, but the circumstances appear to be the same as those dealt with in the answer given by me to the hon. Member for West Houghton on 24th February, of which I am sending a copy to my hon. Friend.