§ 27. Mr. CONNOLLY
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is in accordance with his instructions that men who have been disqualified from drawing unemployment benefit for a period of six weeks are compelled to sign for a further six days' waiting period without benefit, the claim being treated as a new one; and, if not, will he issue instructions for this practice to be discontinued?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
This matter is governed by the provisions of the Act and not by any instructions issued by me. Normally, a fresh waiting period is not required if a waiting period had been served immediately before the period of disqualification. If the hon. Member will give me particulars of any specific case he has in mind, I shall be happy to inquire into it.