HC Deb 08 June 1921 vol 142 cc1891-2W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Labour whether the tapayer will be called upon to pay out-of-work donation to those miners who, after the settlement of the present coal dispute, are unable to continue their labour in pits which will not at once be re-opened on account of the damage done by reason of the cessation of pumping directly caused by the action of the miners' executive early in the dispute in forbidding the engineers in charge of the pumps to remain at their work?


Under the rule? governing the Out-of-Work Donation Scheme (which are the same as those laid down by the Unemployment Insurance Acts for unemployment benefit), an applicant, who has lost his employment by reason of a stoppage of work which was due to a trade dispute at the factory, workshop or other premises at which he was employed, is disqualified for receiving donation so long as the stoppage of work continues, except in a case where he has, during the stoppage of work, become bonâ fide employed elsewhere. The application of this provision in the circumstances described in the question would depend on the facts of the particular case, and there would be the usual right of appeal to the Court of Referees and the Umpire.

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