Casual Labourers.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Anderson Barlow Mr Anderson Barlow , Salford South

The rules with regard to the waiting period are laid down by the Unemployment Insurance Acts, and I have no power to alter them. I am aware that in certain cases they reduce considerably the amount of benefit payable where unemployment is not consecutive, but as the workmen in such cases are obviously not wholly unemployed, and as the resources of the Unemployment Fund are already very severely strained, I cannot recommend any alteration in these rules.