HC Deb 12 April 1938 vol 334 c928
55. Mr. Tomlinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether insurance officers are acting upon his instructions when questioning the right to benefit of individuals who seek the advice of shop steward or mill representative as to the conditions prevailing, before accepting employment, and are then refused employment for having done so?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The determination by the statutory authorities of claims to unemployment benefit is not subject to instructions from my right hon. Friend, nor is he aware of any case of the kind described, but I shall be happy to make inquiry, if the hon. Member will give me particulars of any specific case he has in mind.