HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 c459
41. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is intended to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1922, Clause 1, so as to increase the weekly rate of benefit in respect of each child of an insured person entitled to draw benefit; and, if so, to what amount?


As I announced in the House last week, the Government have under consideration a comprehensive Unemployment Insurance Bill, and the point raised in the hon. and gallant Member's question is one of a number which are being examined in that connection.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Bill will be introduced?


I hope to introduce it at the earliest possible moment, but it will contain a tremendous amount of detail, which needs to be carefully thought out, and I prefer to have it carefully drafted, rather than rush it in its preliminary stages.