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 Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

The continuity rule, which cannot be altered without fresh legislation, has occasionally been criticised but no practicable alternative has so far been suggested. In particular, I should mention that I do not think I should be justified in present circumstances in recommending an Amendment of the rule in order to enable benefit to be paid to persons working on alternate days.