HC Deb 23 February 1922 vol 150 c2128W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the result of his inquiry into the subject of ex-service men employed in his Department as part-time auxiliary sorters for three nights a week, amounting to 12 hours altogether, who are, by reason of the fact that they are employed on alternate nights, unable to qualify for unemployment insurance benefit, although they are compelled to pay insurance contributions; and whether, in view of the fact that the law provides for the payment of unemployment insurance benefit to part-time workers, he will now make the necessary arrangements to enable these men to qualify?


I regret that I am not yet in a position to make any announcement in this matter.