§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Mr. A. Wal- 1132W pole was sent by the Oldham Employment Exchange to Grimsby to apply for a situation; that the man was requested to regularly work overtime on Saturdays and Sundays, and has had his unemployment benefit stopped because he declined these conditions; and, as such regular overtime is an infringement of the conditions of contract between the federated employers and employés, if he will investigate the circumstances, and restore the man's benefits.
§ Mr. SHAW
The question whether Mr. Walpole is entitled to Unemployment Benefit is at present before the Umpire who, under the Unemployment Insurance Act, has the duty of giving a final decision. The Umpire will have before him in his consideration of the case the representation made by the applicant's association.