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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1951

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asked the Minister of National Insurance to what extent it is the general practice, in cases where a four-day week is being worked, to include unemployment benefit for the remaining two days, by arrangement with the local Employment Exchange in the weekly pay packet; how many firms have made this arrangement; and how many workers are affected.

Only one arrangement on such lines has been made; it covers about 2,500–3,000 workers. Benefit is, however, paid quite separately from wages.