§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Labour what is the present rule as regards young men, living with their parents, thrown out of work through no fault of their own and who are in consequence refused unemployment benefit; and if he is aware of the hardships caused in many cases, especially when the fathers are only in casual employment?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The rule, which the hon. and gallant Member apparently has in mind, is that it is not expedient in the public interest to grant extended benefit to single persons who are residing with parents or other relatives to whom, having regard to all the circumstances, they can reasonably look for support during unemployment. Cases of hardship are expressly excluded from the operation of this rule. If the hon. and gallant Member has any particular cases in mind I will have inquiries made on receiving particulars.