§ 42. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour the date on which the new unemployment benefit will commence for those who are qualified?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)
The increased rates of benefit payable under the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act will operate from and including the 14th August, namely, the second Thursday next after the commencement of the Act, which received Royal Assent on Friday, 1st August. My hon. Friend will, of course, observe that the 14th August is the commencing date of eligibility for the new rates of benefit. The first actual payment thereof will normally and generally be Friday, 22nd August.
§ Mr. THORNE
Will the unemployed receive their pay on the old system until the new one is in operation?