HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1382
25. Mr. Louis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider making arrangements whereby no contribution shall be payable either by the employé or employer in respect of the unemployment insurance scheme during any period when the employé is on holiday and being paid by the employer?

Mr. E. Brown

As I indicated in my reply of 18th November to the hon. Member for Hanley (Mr. Hollins) it may become necessary later on to propose some legislative enactment relating to the treatment of holidays for benefit purposes under the Unemployment Insurance Scheme. I will consider my hon. Friend's suggestion in that connection.

Mr. Smith

Will this matter have prompt attention, since it will be of great importance in the near future?

Mr. Brown

My hon. Friend knows that it is a very difficult and complicated question, and evidence is to be given to the committee on it. There are, however, great difficulties.