§ 10. Sir LUKE THOMPSON
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the hardship caused to certain claimants for unemployment benefit who, owing to the grant of a small number of additional days benefit in their current benefit year under the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1934, have lost the advantage of requalifying contributions they had previously paid; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
Yes, Sir. An Order is being made under Section 60 of the Unemployment Act, 1934, and will be laid for the information of the House, which will enable claimants to unemployment benefit who had a benefit year current on 26th July last to reckon towards satisfaction of the 10 contributions rule any contributions obtained by them since they received the last of 156 days of benefit paid to them before 26th July.