HC Deb 30 April 1958 vol 587 c38W
63. Mr. J. Harrison

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will make inquiries into the working of the Unemployment Benefits Act, as it affects workers on a five-day week and those working a five-and-a-half-day week, respectively, and into the fact that in these cases different employment exchanges are treating these cases in different ways; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the provisions of Section 4 of the National Insurance Act, 1957, governing unemployment benefit for days on which a person does not normally work. I shall, of course, be glad to look into any cases of different treatment by employment exchanges which the hon. Gentleman cares to bring to my attention, but I have at present no reason to believe that the Section is causing any trouble.