Major Guy Kindersley

Former MP for Hitchin

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Recent appearances

  • Unemployment Insurance [Advances and Payments]. 23 Jun 1931

    I wish to add my protest to that uttered by the hon. Member who has just spoken against the procedure of this House in voting £25,000,000 at this hour of the night without adequate discussion. The position of this country is, financially, becoming desperate. [Interruption.] Hon. Members opposite laugh, but if they will only wait a few months they will not laugh. The amount we are voting...

    The hon. Member for Rochdale (Mr. Kelly) accused us on these benches of saying that people are drawing benefit when not entitled to it. That is not the accusation at all. The accusation is that there are a great many people entitled to benefit under the law as it stands who ought not to be drawing it. [HON. MEMBERS: "Why?"] Hon. Members opposite do not seem to have studied with any care the...

    I will leave the last point to the hon. Member to settle with the Government actuary. I think we can take it that these examples are perfectly correct. They are a gross abuse of the system, and, if they do exist, they ought to be stopped. The hon. Member who just sat down wanted the whole of the unemployment contributions to be paid by the State. What is the State? He said they ought not to...

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Former MP for Hitchin

Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 7 October 1931 — General election

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