HC Deb 22 November 1920 vol 135 c60W

asked the Minister of Labour if the 1900 Unemployment Insurance Act for the civilian declares the waiting period to be three days, but the regulation under the special extension for the ex-service man is six consecutive days, and seeing this puts the ex-service man at a disadvantage in cases where arrangements are made during the present shortage to share the work as a whole, can he take any -steps to give justice to such ex-service men by altering the regulation to comply with the Act?


The waiting period for unemployment benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1920, is three days. In regard to out-of-work donation, a waiting period of six days (not necessarily consecutive) has been required in all previous extension schemes, and this has been retained in the new extension.