§ 21. Sir C. YATE
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the practice of his Department to pay unemployment benefit after six weeks to a man or woman leaving their employment voluntarily of their own accord?
§ Mr. SHAW
Under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, disqualification for benefit for a period of six weeks is the maximum penalty that may be imposed for voluntarily leaving employment without just cause. Payment of benefit would be made after this period if the applicant was then able to satisfy all the conditions, in particular the condition that he is unable to obtain suitable employment. If he were claiming uncovenanted benefit, the fact that he had voluntarily left employment would be an important factor in deciding whether he was entitled to receive such benefit after the expiration of the six weeks' disqualification.
§ Sir C. YATE
Is it the case, as has been stated, that men who leave their employment voluntarily are entitled to this benefit?