§ 75. Mr. Roy Jenkins
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance by what authority men employed in the motor industry and working short time are treated as five-day week workers for the purpose of entitlement to unemployment benefit, but as six-day week workers for the purpose of payment of such benefit.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter:
The hon. Gentleman has misunderstood the effect of the present law. If what he has in mind is that a man on short time is not entitled to claim unemployment benefit in respect of a day on which he would not in any event be working, the answer is Section 4 (1) of the National Insurance Act, 1957.