HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 cc2244-5
35. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the existing distress among many unemployed workers in the borough of Southwark who are not in receipt of benefit; and will he consider the immediate necessity of amending the Unemployment Insurance Regulations in order that genuine unemployed workers may not be deprived of benefit and be made to suffer undue hardship?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)

I am aware of the general position as regards unemployment at Southwark, but I do not think that the present regulations are such as to deprive of benefit genuinely unemployed workers in the insured trades who satisfy the conditions laid down by the Statute. I shall, however, be happy to inquire into any cases of which the hon. and gallant Member gives me particulars.

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