HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc377-8W
Captain A. Evans

asked the Minister of Labour whether a person qualified to receive unemployment benefit by virtue of being unable to obtain work in his or her own particular calling who consequently enters on a course of training for alternative employment is treated as eligible for receiving benefit?

Mr. E. Brown

Such a person would not be debarred from drawing benefit on account of attendance at a training course provided by the Ministry of Labour or the Unemployment Assistance Board, or (in the case of juveniles) by the Local Education Authority, or at a course specifically approved in his case under Section 24 (2) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1935. In other cases the answer depends on the precise circumstances, in particular on whether the applicant remains available for other work and whether he has entered into a contract of service, and applicants wishing to remain on benefit in such cases would be well advised to consult the Employment Exchange beforehand as to their position.