Mining Industry (Continuity Rule).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Frome


asked the Minister of Labour if he has received representations, supported both by miners and mine-owners in the Somerset and other coalfields, urging that the continuity rule under the Unemployment Insurance Acts brings hardship to the miner and inconvenience to the owner in that the best system of short-time working in the mining industry is one day on and one day off; and what steps he proposes to take?