HC Deb 23 November 1914 vol 68 cc824-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will inquire into the case of Mr. H. C. Willson, who, on 10th August, 1914, made a claim, case No. 4,097, to unemployment benefit, in which he claims that twenty-five weeks' addition of contributions in an insured trade allowed him on 2nd November, 1912, have not been placed to his credit; that, having worked thirty-eight weeks, for which stamps have been duly affixed to his book, he was entitled to the forty-three days' unemployment pay which he has drawn and a further thirty days' benefit for the twenty-five additional weeks allowed; and that he has signed for ten days' unemployment after the admitted forty-three days had expired; and will he cause the necessary steps to be taken to satisfy Willson's claim in view of the above facts?


The question at issue in this case is whether the previous employment on which the workman based his claim to additional contributions was really employment in an insured trade. These contributions were in the first instance allowed by the Board of Trade, but on further inquiry they were subsequently disallowed in September, 1913, due notice being given to the workman. I will, however, have the matter again investigated with a view to determining whether it is possible to admit any part of the workman's claim.