§ Mr. SHEPHERD
asked the Minister of Labour whether there are any Regulations governing the case of an unemployed man who is otherwise entitled to unemployment benefit, but, travelling by road to secure promised employment, is compelled by destitution to have recourse for one night to a casual ward; whether in these circumstances the man becomes disqualified for benefit; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of an amendment of the Regulations?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
In ordinary circumstances an unemployed man who is otherwise entitled to unemployment benefit is not disqualified by the statutory authorities merely on the ground that he had recourse for one night to a casual ward. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind, I should be glad to have inquiries made.