§ 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.
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.