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Mr. J. Beattie
asked the Minister of National Insurance if British workmen are disallowed unemployment benefit if they refuse work in Northern Ireland.
Mr. J. Griffiths
The allowance or disallowance of unemployment benefit is a matter for the statutory authorities (Insurance Officers, Courts of Referees, the Umpire) under the Unemployment Insurance Acts and depends upon the circumstances of the individual claim. In general, in the case of a British worker, employment is not regarded as unsuitable for the purposes of those Acts merely because it is situated in Northern Ireland.