HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 c828

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many Swiss in this country and how many British in Switzerland have benefited as a result of the mutual unemployment insurance arrangement reached in London on 19th November, 1929?


So far as this country was concerned, the exchange of Notes on the 19th of November, 1929, involved no change in the position of Swiss subjects, since the Agreement merely declared the position under the then existing British legislation, under which there was no discrimination between applicants for benefit on the ground of nationality. The answer to the first part of the question is therefore "nil."

With regard to the second part of the question, there can be little doubt that a certain number of British subjects may have benefited as a result of the Agreement, but I much regret that His Majesty's Government have no statistical information concerning the actual numbers involved.

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