HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 cc429-30W

asked the Minister of Labour what rule or instruction has been issued to his special unemployment insurance officers by which they are able to justify the marking of the papers of claimants for benefit, before those papers reach the local rota committees, with the


No, Sir. It is better that a man for whom there is no higher-paid work available should accept employment on lower-paid work if he wishes rather than be discharged, but work in His Majesty's dockyards cannot be paid for at rates higher than those appropriate to it.