HC Deb 23 December 1929 vol 233 cc1924-5W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is satisfied that everything possible is being done by His Majesty's Navy to prevent piratical outrages on ships of the British mercantile marine in China; what measures are being adopted at the present case under the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927?


Seasonal workers, like other workers, will be entitled to benefit under the provisions of the present Unemployment Insurance Bill if they satisfy the statutory conditions and are free from disqualification. Amongst other conditions they must be available for any suitable employment during the "off" season. The payment of a certain number of contributions is only one of the requirements for the receipt of benefit. The question whether seasonal workers who are at present exempt from Unemployment Insurance should surrender their exemption certificates is a matter for the individuals concerned.

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