§ 5. Captain Plugge
asked the Minister of Labour whether the Unemployment Statutory Committee has yet reached any decision with regard to the representations made to them on behalf of workers in Admiralty dockyards who fall out of the unemployment insurance scheme on becoming established and whose pensions on retirement are less in amount than the rates of unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance for which they would otherwise have been qualified?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee have not yet presented their report on the matter to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. I understand that they expect to be in a position to do so in the near future.
§ Captain Plugge
Is my right hon. Friend aware that in many cases the pensions of retired established dockyard employés are so small that they would be better off if they were without them and could qualify for unemployment benefit?