HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 cc1090-1W

asked the Minister of Labour if he has received any complaints from insured persons who have been employed temporarily abroad by British firms that they have lost their title to benefits because contributions were not paid in respect of them during those temporary periods; and, if so, what action, if any, he proposes taking to remove the cause of these complaints?


No complaints of the nature described by the hon. Member have been brought to my notice recently. The position of the persons referred to in regard to unemployment benefit is similar to that of any other person who takes up uninsurable work. It is governed by Statute, and could not be altered without legislation. I understand, however, that this is one of the points which is engaging the attention of Lord Blanesburgh's Committee on Unemployment Insurance.