§ 26. Mr. Buchanan
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the hardship which many unemployed persons suffer through not being able to claim unemployment pay for a housekeeper unless the claimant has children residing in the same household; and whether it is his intention to take any action on this matter?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The hon. Member is, I think, aware of the difficulty there would be in proposing any change in the existing law on this subject without inviting demands for an unjustifiable extension; and all I can say at present is that I will give the matter my consideration.