HC Deb 30 March 1914 vol 60 cc844-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the event of men leaving their employ in quite a legitimate way by giving due notice, and working such notice out in the customary way of the trade, men are barred in all cases from receiving unemployment benefit under the National Insurance Act?


As my hon. Friend is aware, the final decision upon claims to unemployment benefit rests not with the Board of Trade but with the Umpire. I may, however, point out that the disqualification in Section 87 (2) of the Act applies only to a workman who loses employment through misconduct or who voluntarily leaves his employment without just cause.