HC Deb 25 November 1952 vol 508 c41W
107. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour what number of persons in Dagenham were stood off who were unable to draw unemployment insurance during factory holidays last summer.

Sir W. Monckton

No claims for benefit were made at the Dagenham Employment Exchange by any employees of the two largest firms in Dagenham during the two weeks' holiday last summer. I understand that the firms paid wages during the holiday to those employees who qualified; those employees who did not qualify and did not wish to take the holiday were given other employment by the firms so far as work was available. The number of workpeople who did not qualify for holiday pay and for whom alternative employment was not available is not known, but in view of the fact that no claims for benefit were made it is probable that the number was very small.

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