HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 c526W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a number of casual labourers are employed by the Newcastle Corporation cleaning cars in the tramway shed on two nights a week, Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday, for which they receive 14s. 8d., and that in reckoning the, claim of these men to unemployment benefit. deductions are made in respect of two days a week, although ordinarily Sunday is not taken into account; and whether, in view of the fact that in these cases if the man is married he loses about 7s. 8d. from his unemployment benefit besides having to pay 2d. for insurance stamps out of his 14s. 8d., he will give instructions that the work done from 10 p.m. on Saturday night to 6 a.m. on Sunday shall not be taken into account?


I am making inquiries locally, and will communicate the result to the right hon. Member.