HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 cc675-6
59. Mr. LECKIE

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. Ethel Cooksey, of 8, Scarborough Road, Pleck, Walsall (Ref. W.I. 25,855/1934), who has paid health and unemployment insurance practically since the inception of the scheme, who, on her marriage, being discharged by her employers in accordance with the rule of the firm, applied for unemployment benefit and was refused; and whether he will look into the matter with a view to granting her redress?


I have had inquiries made in this case. The claim for unemployment benefit which Mrs. Ethel Cooksey made on 21st July, 1934, was disallowed by a court of referees on the ground that she did not fulfil the condi- tions for the receipt of benefit laid down in Regulation 4 of the Unemployment Insurance (Anomalies) Regulations, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. Mrs. Cooksey was not granted leave to appeal to the umpire and I have no power to intervene.