HC Deb 16 May 1928 vol 217 cc1020-1
27. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Labour whether Reports have reached him from Rochdale of the refusal of unemployment pay to men who were unable to continue working at the artificial silk trade in that district, owing to the methods of production depriving them of sight, although the management of such artificial silk factories refuse to allow the workers to resume work?


I understand that the practice in these cases, subject to medical evidence, is to allow benefit when the man is fit for work. I am making inquiries into the case of which the hon. Member has sent me particulars.


Will the hon. Gentleman communicate with me, or shall I put down another question with regard to this particular case?


I will communicate with the hon. Member the moment I have the information for which he asks.