Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment (Insurance Fund).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 1935.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow


asked the Minister of Labour whether, in consequence of the large surplus that has accumulated in the Insurance Fund, which is increasing week by week, the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee have considered the advisability of increasing unemployment benefit to adult men and women, with proportionate increases to children, and the inclusion in the scheme of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 16 for benefit in their own right; and, if so, whether the Government have considered the proposals?