Oral Answers to Questions — Building Trade (Wet Time).

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Henry White Mr Henry White , Birkenhead East

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can make any statement with regard to a national scheme for the payment for wet time in the building trade?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I assume that the reference is to a scheme for payment for wet time under Section 72 of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1935. In the first instance the matter is one for employers and workpeople in the building industry. Discussion is taking place between representatives of the industry and officials of my Department, with a view to assisting the industry to formulate a scheme.