HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2337
76. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to postpone the operation of the transition Sections of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)

I would refer the hon. Member to my statement on the matter in the course of the Debate on the Unemployment Insurance Bill, to which I have nothing to add.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his statement on unemployment did not answer the question at all, and that he has given us nothing definite? Does he intend to postpone the operation of these Sections?


I can give no other answer than that which I gave before, which was that we propose nearer the time to have an investigation which will enable Members of this House to get an approximate idea as to what the effect of the 30-contributions condition will be. In the light of that, I have every hope that there will be no need to postpone the proposal.

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