HC Deb 02 April 1936 vol 310 cc2101-2
14. Mr. M. MacMILLAN

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Unemployment Assistance Board is to be allowed to continue its present practice of penalising fisherwomen in Stornoway because of their failure to secure work, where it is not available for all in Stornoway during the local fishing season, despite the fact that in many cases they have made up their full number of contributions in other areas according to season; and whether he will take steps to end this injustice?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

I am informed by the Unemployment Assistance Board that they are unable to identify the cases to which the hon. Member refers, but if he will supply particulars of specific cases they will be happy to have full inquiry made into the matter.

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

As the reply includes a table of figures I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement: