Unemployment Claims (Court of Referees).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 14th April 1919.

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Photo of Colonel Frank Hilder Colonel Frank Hilder , Essex South Eastern

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asked the Minister of Labour what is the remuneration paid to the chairman and members of the Court of Referees in cases of disputed unemployment claims; and what are the qualifications for appointment of divisional inspectors?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

The remuneration paid to chairmen of Courts of Referees is £3 3s. a sitting. Members of the Courts do not receive remuneration, but are entitled to travelling expenses, subsistence allowance, and, in certain cases, compensation for lost time on a scale approved by the Treasury, of which I am forwarding a copy to my hon. and gallant Friend. There is no grade of officer with the title of divisional inspector, but if further details are supplied I will endeavour to furnish the information desired.