Benefit (Adniinistration).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the experience of the actual administration of the one-week gap period in the payment of unemployment benefit has shown that it has imposed a considerable amount of extra elerical work upon all boards of guardians, in addition to causing serious disaffection amongst the insured, as well as throwing a heavy extra burden on the local rates; and will he therefore advise the Cabinet Committee on Unemployment to propose legislation to amend this Section of the Act?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

No, Sir. I have not received any representations to the effect suggested in the first part of the question, and I am unable to recommend further amending legislation on this subject.