§ 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.