HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 c292
16. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Minister of Labour the position with regard to the extension of unemployment insurance to agricultural workers?


The position remains as stated by my predecessor in answer to questions by the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Lewis) and others on 16th May last; namely, that the Government have decided to accept the principle of unemployment insurance for agriculture.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say what is going to be the position of the unemployed in agriculture this coming winter? Is he not aware that owing to the second appointed day not being brought in these men are debarred from receiving what they would have received under the regulations? There is a feeling in the country that the Government have not played the game in this matter.


That is a matter of opinion.