HC Deb 12 December 1950 vol 482 cc144-5W
102. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many seasonal women workers have recently registered at the King's Lynn and Downham Market employment exchanges; how many have been granted unemployment benefit; and on what grounds those were granted benefit and others disallowed.

Mr. B. Taylor

On 9th December, 532 women agricultural workers, of whom 407 were married, were registered at these exchanges. Of these 217 married women and 52 unmarried have had claims for unemployment benefit disallowed by the Insurance Officer on the ground that they were seasonal workers claiming in their off-seasons who failed to satisfy the the special conditions applicable to such persons. Ninety claims have still to be determined. Where benefit has been disallowed there is a right of appeal to the local tribunal and, in certain circumstances, to the National Insurance Commissioner.