HC Deb 12 October 1939 vol 352 c528W
Mr. Windsor

asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been called to the position of merchant seamen at ports who, between sailing engagements, are compelled to seek unemployment benefit; and whether, as these men are in a reserved occupation, which prevents them from accepting other work during their periods of enforced idleness ashore, he will consider the adoption of compensatory measures?

Mr. E. Brown

No, Sir. As I have pointed out in reply to a previous question, the Schedule of Reserved Occupations does not restrict employment except as a whole-time member of one of the Defence Services.

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