Insurance Contributions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 25th November 1937.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider making arrangements whereby no contribution shall be payable either by the employé or employer in respect of the unemployment insurance scheme during any period when the employé is on holiday and being paid by the employer?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

As I indicated in my reply of 18th November to the hon. Member for Hanley (Mr. Hollins) it may become necessary later on to propose some legislative enactment relating to the treatment of holidays for benefit purposes under the Unemployment Insurance Scheme. I will consider my hon. Friend's suggestion in that connection.

Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam

Will this matter have prompt attention, since it will be of great importance in the near future?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

My hon. Friend knows that it is a very difficult and complicated question, and evidence is to be given to the committee on it. There are, however, great difficulties.