HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 c1803
59. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that 127 men, suspended indefinitely from employment at the Bowhill Pit, Fifeshire, on 2nd July, are deprived of unemployment benefits for the week starting 16th July, in view of the fact that they are receiving 30s. holiday pay for that period, a sum considerably less in many instances than their unemployment pay would have been; and whether he will take steps to adjust this anomaly?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

. I am making inquiries, and will write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Gallacher

If the hon. Gentleman finds that to be the case, will he see that the unemployed men get the equivalent of their unemployment benefit?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Perhaps the hon. Member will await my inquiries; the question was only put down on Friday.