§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Mr. J. T. Whitington, of 25, Forest Street, Forest Gate, was engaged by a local timber firm under hourly conditions of contract; that the firm, having dispensed with the services of the man, paid him for his annual holiday which amounted to one week's wages; and that the insurance officer has informed the man through the Stratford Exchange that he is not entitled to the unemployment benefit for 697W one week; and whether, as the applicant is fit for work, willing, and available, this decision can be reviewed?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
No trace can be found of any claim having been made by this applicant since November, 1922. From the particulars given, it would appear probable that the applicant is disentitled under Section 1(4) of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act, 1924, from counting the week in question as a week of unemployment, but the point is one that would have to be determined by the statutory authority on a claim being made.