HC Deb 19 June 1930 vol 240 c593W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of claims disallowed at the Leith (Quality Street) Exchange on the ground that applicants were not normally in insurable employment in the following periods: 1st January to 1st June, 1927, 1st January to 1st June, 1928, 1st January to 1st June, 1929, and 1st January to 1st June, 1930?


I am having this information prepared so far as it is available, and will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


asked the Minister of Labour if she will inquire into the possibility of allowing unemployed persons and casual workers employed on their own account to stamp their unemployment insurance cards in order to qualify and keep themselves in benefit on similar lines to those of retaining benefit under the National Health Insurance Scheme?


What my hon. Friend suggests is not permissible under the existing law, as he is no doubt aware, and has been thought hitherto to be inconsistent with the principles on which the Unemployment Insurance Scheme is framed.