HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 c648W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to state the result of his inquiries into the claims of men discharged from the Mercantile Marine service; and whether, having regard to the valuable work accomplished by men in the service during the War, he will have them included in the operation of the unemployment donation?


It has been decided to include in the out-of-work donation scheme as modified for Ireland merchant seamen who were employed for not less than three months prior to 25th November, 1918, under a contract of service in accordance with the Merchant Shipping Act, and who were, in respect of such employment, contributors under the National Health Insurance Scheme.