§ Sir R. CLOUGH
asked the Minister of Labour how many clerical staffs of railway companies have been granted exemption from the Unemployment Insurance Act; and why the directors of the Great Northern Railway Company have not put forward an application in regard to their staff?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Certificates of exception granted to railway companies apply to certain specified grades of permanent employés, including the clerical2448W staff of the company. Practically all railway companies, except the Great Northern Railway Company, have applied for and have received such certificates. With regard to the latter part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply, of which I am sending him a copy, given to the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. Alfred T. Davies) on the 23rd March.