HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 c617
81. Sir G. PENNY

asked the Minister of Labour what instructions have been issued to Employment Exchange officials with regard to investigating specially the cases of married women in receipt of unemployment benefit who have ceased to be actively employed at their former occupation; and whether in any such cases the payment of benefit has been terminated?


There are no special instructions on this point. Any question whether the conditions for the receipt of benefit are satisfied is referred to the statutory authorities for decision as in the case of other classes of claimants. During the five weeks ended 13th April last 6,066 claims made by married women were disallowed by courts of referees on the ground that they were not normally employed in insurable employment and would not normally seek to obtain their livelihood by means of insurable employment.


The Minister says that there are no special instructions given. I should like to know whether any instructions were issued?


No, Sir.

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