§ 36. Mr. RAMSDEN (for Mr. ATKINSON)
asked the Minister of Health (1) whether extended benefit continues to be paid to an unemployed man who refuses work on the land
(2) whether domestic servants employed in hotels open for part of the year are on ceasing to he so unemployed treated as entitled to benefit and extended benefit, although offered and declining private domestic employment?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
I have been asked to reply. The question would arise whether the statutory condition requiring 1972 the applicant for benefit to be "genuinely seeking work, but unable to obtain suitable employment" was fulfilled. The decision would rest with the statutory authorities and could only be given on a specific claim and in the light of the actual circumstances of the case.