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Uninsured Occupations

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour whether she will consider the desirability of introducing legislation to provide that workers normally insurable shall not be deprived of the benefits of the insurance on accepting work temporarily in agriculture, domestic service, and other uninsurable occupations?

Workers who take temporary work in an uninsurable occupation are not in any way worse off, so far as their benefit position is concerned, than if they had remained unemployed. So far as agriculture is concerned, this is explained in a leaflet, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy, and I am considering the issue of similar leaflets for other uninsured occupations.