HC Deb 26 February 1924 vol 170 c287W

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the fact that a large number of men, whose ages range from 57 years and upwards, have been refused unemployment insurance benefit in consequence of their age and the assumption that they will not again be engaged in an insurable trade or calling; and whether, in view of the fact that local unemployment Committees have recommended benefit in these cases with a full knowledge of the local circumstances, he will support the view of these Committees and authorise a review of all such cases?


I am looking into certain cases of this description which were brought to the notice of the Department by my hon. Friend. I will let him know the result as quickly as possible.