§ Sir A. GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, by a decision of the Umpire given in the "Board of Trade Journal" of the 30th May last, workmen employed as bedstead casters are exempted from the provisions of the Unemployment Section of the National Insurance Act, but that no decision has been given with regard to men who make castings for fenders; whether he is aware that several communications have been addresed by firms engaged in the fender trade to the Umpire and that no answer has been sent, and that at the present moment, when the Act is in operation, fender makers are left in ignorance as to whether their men engaged in making castings have to be insured or not; and what steps does he propose to take in the matter?
I am informed that the Umpire decided yesterday that contributions are payable under Part II. of the National Insurance Act in respect of iron-moulders engaged in making castings for fenders. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of this decision.