HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 cc48-9W

asked whether it is within the conditions of unemployment benefit under the National Insurance Act that navvies who may have taken casual ward shelter should on that account be deprived of the payment of out-of-work money, though both they and their employers have paid contributions to the fund?


Section 87 (3) of the National Insurance Act provides that, "A workman shall be disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit whilst he is an inmate of any prison or any workhouse or other institution supported wholly or partly out of public funds. "A workman is, therefore, disqualified for benefit so long as he is an inmate of a casual ward, but any contributions paid in respect of him remain credited to him, and are taken into account in the event of his becoming subsequently qualified to receive benefit.