HC Deb 26 May 1932 vol 266 cc515-6

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the resolution sent to him, passed at the Easter Annual Conference of the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers, relative to unemployment benefit and to the extension of the scope of the unemployment insurance scheme; and if he will state his attitude towards the requests contained therein?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

I have received a resolution protesting against the cut in unemployment benefit and urging the inclusion of all workers under the unemployment insurance scheme, regardless of income. With regard to the first point, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Hems-worth (Mr. Price) on the 10th March, of which I am sending him a copy, and with regard to the second point, I must await the report of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance.


Is it the intention of the right hon. Gentleman to send a reply to the secretary of the union?


No doubt the union will see a copy of the answer that I have just given.