§ 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.