HC Deb 21 May 1936 vol 312 cc1342-3

asked the Minister of Labour whether the question of including private gardeners within the scheme of unemployment insurance is now being considered by the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee; and what opportunity Members of this House will have of expressing their views?

16. Mr. HUNTER

asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in connection with the proposal to insure private gardeners against unemployment; and what arrangements are contemplated for obtaining evidence on the subject?


As required by Section 14 of the Unemployment Insurance (Agriculture) Act, I have referred the question of the inclusion of private gardeners in the Unemployment Insurance scheme to the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee. The committee have published notice of their intention to inquire into it, and of their readiness to receive representations from persons interested in the matter. I understand that the committee are arranging to hear evidence shortly. I would suggest that any Member who wishes to place his views before the committee should comunicate with the secretary of the committee at the Ministry of Labour, Montagu House.

Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

When the committee are ready to receive evidence, will notice of the fact be given in the country districts?


We shall do our best to make it known, and the chairman of the committee recently gave an explanation over the wireless.