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Government Establishments (Industrial Workers)

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of a High Court decision that certain stokers in the employ of His Majesty's Office of Works and other Government establishments and other classes of workers in Government employ are not insurable under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, although in many cases these workers are interchangeable with others deemed insurable, she proposes to take steps to remedy the situation?

This decision cannot be altered without legislation, and my right hon. Friend cannot undertake at present to introduce legislation on the subject.