HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 c176
20. Mr. J. R. Bevins

asked the Minister of National Insurance why Mr. Thomas Kain, Moorfoot Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, has been disqualified from unemployment benefit following his dismissal by the Gateshead Corporation.

Dr. Summerskill

As this case is at present before the local appeal tribunal I cannot comment on it. I will write to the hon. Member when I know the tribunal's decision.

Mr. Macdonald

May I ask the right hon. Lady why Mr. Kain cannot be paid his unemployment benefit immediately provided he agrees to pay his dues—

Mr. Speaker

The case is sub judice. Therefore, the hon. Member cannot ask that it should be done at once.