HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 cc1050-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the staff of the Naval Stores Department come under the unemployed part of the National Insurance Act; if so, is he aware that the staff is entered from boys who have to pass an examination before entry and guaranteed employment until the men reach the age limit of sixty; that a man having reached the position of storehouse assistant may at any time, if qualified by passing the necessary examination, be appointed storehouse man, a position entitling him to be established, and, therefore, that men belonging to the Naval Stores Department who ultimately become storehouse man cannot possibly obtain any benefit from their contributions to the unemployed fund; and, if so, what action he proposes to take?


The employés of the Naval Stores Department, though in some cases partly engaged in work connected with an insured trade (that of shipbuilding), are mainly not so engaged, and are therefore excluded from the operation of Part II, of the Act.