HC Deb 18 July 1923 vol 166 cc2325-6W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the extension of the juvenile unemployment centres for a further and longer period, he will consider, with the President of the Board of Education, the advisability of allowing the service of teachers in these centres to rank for pension under the Teachers' Superannuation Act?

Insurance Acts; and, if so, what sum would he, if a single man, be entitled to, and for what length of time?


The receipt of compensation is not by itself a disqualification for benefit. The applicant must, however, be capable of some work which he has a reasonable prospect of obtaining. Provided that this and the other conditions are satisfied, he would be eligible for benefit. In the case indicated, as the applicant has no contributions the conditions would be those for uncovenanted benefit. There is no entitlement as of right, but payment of uncovenanted benefit is subject to the discretion of the Minister, exercised in the first instance through the local committee and according to certain rules. The rate of benefit for a single man, over 18 years of age, is 15s. per week; it is payable for a maximum of 44 weeks, in the period of 2nd November, 1922, to 17th October, 1923. I am sending the Member a pamphlet explaining what the conditions are.

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