§ 37. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Minister of Labour the earliest date that an unemployed gardener can obtain unemployment insurance benefit; and whether gardeners employed on long-term hirings will be required to pay the full weekly contributions?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)
A gardener not already insured against unemployment but becoming insurable under the terms of the draft order relating to private 1629 gardeners now awaiting approval in another place, might qualify for the receipt of benefit if unemployed on and after 15th June, 1937. If and when the draft order is approved the provisions of the Unemployment Insurance (Agriculture) Act relating to long-term hirings will apply to private gardeners as to other workers included under the scheme of unemployment insurance for agriculture.
§ Colonel Sir CHARLES MacANDREW
In view of the fact that gardeners are now to be included in unemployment insurance, is it intended to withdraw the licences which are paid on their behalf?