HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 c1866W

asked the Minister of Labour the maximum penalty under the Unemployment Insurance Acts by way of disqualification for benefit for voluntarily leaving employment without just cause; and whether his Department will consider the desirability of making such voluntary relinquishment a bar to the receipt of further benefit, whether ordinary or extended?


The maximum disqualification for voluntarily leaving employment without just cause is fixed by the Act itself at six weeks. The circumstances in which the employment is left, however, might indicate that the applicant was not genuinely seeking work. A disqualification on this latter ground is not limited to any particular period, although it is subject to review every six weeks on request by the applicant.