30. Mr. C. WILSON
asked the Minister of Labour the countries of Europe in which compulsory unemployment insurance is in operation; and in which of such countries agriculture is compulsorily insurable?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Systems of compulsory insurance against unemployment are in operation in the following European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Switzerland (Cantons of Basle-Town, Glarus, Neuchatel and Solo-turn), and Soviet Russia. In Germany, contributions are compulsorily levied on employers and workers; but the system in operation is one of unemployment 1238 relief rather than unemployment insurance. An Unemployment Insurance Bill, however, is now under consideration.
Agricultural workers are not insured in any country outside Soviet Russia.
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
What is the actual payment made in Soviet Russia in the way of unemployment benefit?