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National Insurance (Ministry's Staff)

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of National Insurance whether she is aware that certain established clerical assistants in her Department at Blackpool, who have been forced to leave the Civil Service following the move of that office to Newcastle, are being treated by her as if they had voluntarily resigned; and if she will review this decision.

I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the possibility of claims for unemployment benefit by those members of the established staff of the Ministry of National Insurance at Blackpool who are unwilling to go to Newcastle upon the transfer of their work to that place and for whom other posts cannot be found in or near Blackpool. Such claims will be for determination by the independent statutory authorities, in whose decisions my right hon. Friend cannot intervene.