HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1015W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that many iron ore miners in West Cumberland work three shifts, one of which starts at 10 p.m. and finishes at 6 a.m. the next morning, and that in the event of a mine stopping whilst the night shift is being worked it is the custom of the manager at Cleator Moor Employment Exchange to debit the men who worked that shift two days unemployment benefit on the ground that they worked part of each day; and will he give directions that in future such practice shall be discontinued, as the alternative will be to stop the working of the night shift altogether?


I am having inquiry made, and will let my hon. Friend know the result as soon as possible.