HC Deb 22 May 1952 vol 501 cc80-1W
101. Mr. G. Longden

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Guru Charen Dass who has received £700 unemployment pay since 1949 and worked in that period for just eight weeks; and for how long a man has the option to refuse suitable work which is offered to him.

Mr. Turton

The payments which this man has been receiving have been payments of National Assistance, not unemployment benefit. Mr. Dass has been charged under the National Assistance Act with persistently neglecting to maintain himself and his family. As the case is still before the Court, it would be improper for me to comment upon it.