HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 c12W
59. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether, in view of the rapidly expanding needs of the tourist and catering industry for trained personnel and the importance of such trained staff being readily available during the tourist season, he will now review the Seasonal Workers Regulations with a view to retaining workers in this industry without denying them Unemployment Insurance Benefit while unemployed through no fault of their own.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. In practice a man will already have drawn a substantial amount of unemployment benefit before he is treated as a seasonal worker. It would not be fair to other contributors to pay unemployment benefit year after year to seasonal workers during predictable and regular periods each year when they are off work.