§ Sir R. ASKE
asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether the Government have taken, or will take, any steps to bring to the notice of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance the fact that considerable numbers of applicants have been disallowed as not normally employed in insurable employment on the ground that they have before application been engaged in non-insurable work, notwithstanding that such work was undertaken for a comparatively short period and then only because the applicant preferred to work rather than remain idle, or was driven to work in non-insurable employment through stress of circumstances;
(2) whether the Government have taken or will take any steps to bring to the notice of true Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance the fact that large numbers of applicants have been and are being disallowed as not normally employed in insurable employment on the ground that they have had no work for some years, notwithstanding that they have maintained registration throughout, and have performed no non-insurable work?
§ Mr. LAWSON
These points are being dealt with in the Department evidence before the Royal Commission.