HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 cc153-4W
Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he has considered the Report of the National Insurance Advisory Committee on the question of benefit for very

Year Output Number on Colliery Books
Deep-mined Opencast Total
Thousand tons Thousand tons Thousand tons Thousand
1913 287,430 287,430 1,080.0*
1938 226,993 226,993 766.0*
1954 213,994 10,096 224,090 707.2
1955 (first nine months) 154,529 8,454 162,983 705.6
Year Exports Foreign Bunkers† Imports
Tonnage Value (f.o.b.) Tonnage Value (c.i.f.)
Thousand tons £ thousand Thousand tons Thousand tons £ thousand
1913 73,400 50,727 21,032 Negligible
1938 35,856 37,406 10,489 Negligible
1954 13,716 59,075 2,500 2,963 16,950
(1955 (first nine months) 8,636 37,185 1,632 8,696 54,700
* Adjusted to give comparability with the figures for 1954 and 1955.
† The value of coal supplied for foreign bunkers is not available.

short spells of unemployment and sickness; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peake

Yes. The Report is being published today, and I am indebted to the Committee for its full and careful review of this important part of the National Insurance scheme. The only change it recommends is one to enable a worker who has already taken an annual holiday to get unemployment benefit if he has to take an unpaid second holiday in the same year. I have today submitted to the Committee a preliminary draft of Regulations to give effect to this recommendation.

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