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Dock Labourers, Newry

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been called to the case of the Newry casual dock and wharf labourers, whom it is alleged have been refused unemployment benefit, though idle for the full qualifying period, on the grounds that they could earn 30s. per week under normal circumstances and if he will make inquiries into the case?

My hon. Friend's question relates to the administration of unemployment insurance in Northern Ireland, for which the Government of Northern Ireland is responsible.

Are we to understand that we have no jurisdiction over our own Act of Parliament?

Will the right hon. Gentleman make representations to Northern Ireland to see that this is put right?