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Donovan Commission (Recommendations)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he accepts the recommendations of the Donovan Commission for simplification of the industrial dispute disqualifications from unemployment benefit; and whether he will seek to amend the law in the present Session.

As my hon. Friend knows, consultations are taking place with both sides of industry on all the Commission's recommendations and my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State hopes soon to publish a White Paper. I can make no forecast about legislation at this stage.