HC Deb 27 July 1926 vol 198 cc1926-7W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the hardship involved, he will give effect to the principle that an insured contributor under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, whose employment has terminated, should not be deemed to be employed within the meaning of the Act during a period in respect of which he continues to receive holiday pay or compensation; and whether he is aware that any such decision is a hardship upon many insured persons?


Under Section 1 (4) of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act, 1924, benefit is not payable to a person who after termination of his employment is receiving wages or compensation substantially equivalent to the remuneration he would have received if his employment had not terminated. Other cases of holiday pay or compensation are not expressly dealt with, but fall to be decided in accordance with the general words of the Acts. All questions under this head are decided when they arise by the statutory machinery of the insurance officer, courts of referees, and the umpire.