HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 c54W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state those border-line occupations of male industrial workers which come neither under existing unemployment insurance nor will be affected by agricultural insurance; and whether he will consider the desirability of doing away with these anomalies and insuring the men concerned?


It is hardly possible to give a list of border-line cases. There is already power to bring such cases, in so far as experience shows that they give rise to anomalies into the insurance scheme. In this connection my hon. Friend may recollect a recent Regulation dealing with pit head bath attendants. In so far as workers on the border-line between agriculture and the trades now insured are not at present insured, the Unemployment Insurance (Agriculture) Bill will bring them into insurance.