§ 8. Captain HEILGERS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to make any statement in regard to unemployment insurance for agricultural workers?
§ Captain HEILGERS
Will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to make a statement at an early date?
§ Mr. T. SMITH
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that it is the intention of the Government to bring in the Bill sufficiently early to enable it to operate next winter?
In reply to a previous question, I have said that it is impossible to dissociate consideration of this Bill from a consideration of the appointed day under the Unemployment Insurance Act.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is it not possible for the right hon. Gentleman, without committing himself to the details of the Bill, to make a statement of the Government's intention to introduce legislation on the subject, and make the statement at an early date?
If my hon. and gallant Friend will put down a question in a few days time, I may be in a position to answer it.