HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c80W
21. Mr. Stephen

asked the Minister of National Insurance, when he hopes to bring into operation the National Insurance Act with regard to its sickness and unemployment provisions.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Provision has already been made by regulations for extended unemployment benefit on the lines of Section 26 of the National Insurance Act, and for the repayment of waiting days under Section 11 of that Act. I do not contemplate that any further provisions of the Act relating to unemployment and sickness benefit can be introduced before the full insurance scheme is brought into operation next year.

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