asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the alteration of the regulation under which an employé in His Majesty's dockyard who terminated his dockyard service on attaining 6o years of age is compelled to report weekly at the Employment Exchange whether he desires to obtain further employment or not; and whether, if he so desires, he may be permitted to report quarterly or monthly instead of weekly as at present?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In order to help unemployed persons who do not wish to become voluntary contributors under the Health Insurance and Pension scheme, the Ministry of Health has made arrangements with my Department whereby such persons can attend the Employment Exchange weekly and so obtain evidence for their societies that they are unemployed and available for work. This evidence is for the purpose of maintaining their Health Insurance and Pensions rights. I am informed that it would not be practicable to arrange for such attendances to be less frequent than once a week.