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Part-Time School Attendance Officers,Scotland

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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asked the Minister of Labour whether school attendance officers in Scotland, whose periods of employment by an education authority may amount to only a few days in a year, may, together with the authority employing them, be liable for unemployment insurance contributions amounting to more than the remuneration for their services; and whether he will make some provision to meet this anomaly?

Employment as a part-time school attendance officer is covered by the compulsory provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Acts, and I have no power to except it. In certain cases of part-time employment it is possible to grant exemption to the employé, though not to the employer, and if the hon. Member will furnish me with details of the particular cases which he has in mind, I will look into them.