HC Deb 04 February 1974 vol 868 cc254-5W
Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the cost to public funds of repealing the regulations which make seasonal workers ineligible for unemployment pay for the whole country, for the development areas, for registered disabled persons, and for those over the age of 55 years, respectively.

Mr. Dean

The information needed to make a reliable estimate of the cost to the National Insurance Fund is not available. Seasonal workers are eligible for supplementary allowances under the ordinary rules if they register for work during their off season, but separate records of the amounts paid to them are not kept.

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