§ 16. Mr. Lambert
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can explain the discrepancy between the estimated and actual number of agricultural workers insured under the Agricultural Workers Insurance Act; and whether he can give any reason for the abnormal number of women claiming benefit?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee discussed these points in their first report, dated 5th February, on the financial condition of the Unemployment Fund (Agricultural Account). I have nothing to add to what is said there. My right hon. Friend will find the relevant passages on pages 26 and 27.
§ 19. Colonel Ropner
asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of male and female agricultural workers in the West Riding of Yorkshire who received unemployment insurance benefit during the month of January, 1937; and what proportion of these were under the age of 21?