75. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there is great concern amongst non-manual workers in regard to the £250 salary limit for entry into national unemployment insurance; and whether, at an early date, he will seek to introduce a scheme, so as to bring in persons whose salaries range up to a maximum of £500?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Lennox-Boyd)
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 2nd March by my right hon. Friend, to a similar question by the hon. Member for Chester-le-Street (Mr. Lawson).
Will the hon. Gentleman advise his right hon. Friend to go carefully into this question with a view to bringing into unemployment insurance the class of persons set out here and thus give a certain measure of security to large numbers of people, in the event of their becoming unemployed?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
If the hon. Member will look at previous answers on the subject I think he would see that that is exactly what is being done.
§ Mr. Leslie
Will the Government consider giving effect to the recommendations of the Beveridge Committee and raising the income limit?