§ 26. Major HILLS
asked the Minister of Health whether an insured woman who is unable to follow her occupation on account of pregnancy, but is not certified under the National Health Insurance Acts as being incapable of work, is treated as eligible for unemployment benefit?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
Each case is dealt with in the light of its circumstances, but I am not aware that there is any gap between national health and unemployment insurance in such cases. Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will let me have details of any particular case he has in mind.
§ Mr. HUDSON
The West Ham Insurance Committee issued a circular to various other local authorities suggesting that there were such cases in West Ham. The secretary of the committee was asked to come to my Department and to provide the names of any persons affected in that way, but he was only able to provide the name of one woman, and that woman was found, on investition, to have had no interruption in her benefit at all.