§ Mr. Cassells
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that claimants in disputed compensation cases, where the medical referee ultimately certifies fitness for employment either partial or 1222W ordinary, are debarred from receiving unemployment benefit during the waiting period on the ground of incapability or unavailability for work; and what steps he is prepared to take to remedy this?
§ Mr. Butler
I am aware of the position; my right hon. Friend does not feel, however, that it would be possible to justify the payment of unemployment benefit in respect of days on which the claimant has declared that he is not capable of and so is not available for work.