HC Deb 08 February 1934 vol 285 cc1275-6
2. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, as a result of men being deprived of their insurance cards on reaching the age of 65 years they are compelled to produce birth certificates to prospective employers; and whether he will consider the propriety of permitting these insured persons to retain their cards?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

Employed persons on attaining 65 are not deprived of their Unemployment Insurance books; they get a special form of book, which is necessary for the purpose of the reduced contributions which then become payable. I am not quite sure what the difficulty is which the hon. Member has in mind, but, if he will be good enough to communicate with me, I will go into it.