§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a large number of women cleaners who have recently been discharged have been refused out-of work benefit, although in most cases unemployment stamps have been affixed to their employment cards, and will he consider these cases?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Women cleaners in offices, schools and similar premises were originally regarded as insurable, but under a recent decision of the High Court, which is final and conclusive, they have been held not to be insurable. Consequently, no benefit is payable in respect of their employment as cleaners. Any such person who has paid more in contributions in respect of such employment than she has received in benefit may apply for a refund of the balance.