HC Deb 08 August 1919 vol 119 cc743-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour the reason why Mr. G. Terry, of 4, Broad Cottages, Hellingly, Sussex, has not been paid the five weeks' arrears of out-of-work donation due to him, seeing that his Department informed the hon. Member for Eastbourne three weeks ago that payment would be made to Mr. Terry forthwith?


The hon. Member has not quite correctly quoted the information given him by the Ministry of Labour. That information was to the effect that instructions had been given for the admission of Mr. Terry's claim to donation, retrospectively as from the first day of his unemployment, upon, production of the usual evidence of unemployment. This evidence has now been received, and the branch employment officer has been authorised to pay Mr. Terry the donation due to him on his original out-of-work donation policy. Further payment of donation to Mr. Terry will be determined by the result of the review of his case by the local employment committee in accordance with the standing Reigulations governing the issue of extended policies. This review will be arranged as quickly as possible.