§ 104. Mr. Irving
asked the Minister of National Insurance why the employees of F. Coles, Limited, who reside in Tottenham, were not paid unemployment benefit while other employees of this firm unemployed for the same reason, but residing in other districts, received unemployment benefit.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I assume that my hon. Friend's Question refers to employees of the firm of T. S. Coals, Limited, who were suspended from work on 10th February. While the majority of the employees claimed and were paid unemployment benefit immediately, I understand that four, living in Tottenham, did not make claims until some three weeks 185W later after they had resumed work. In these circumstances benefit cannot be paid on these claims unless it can be shown that there was good cause for the delay in making them. This question is now being considered by the independent statutory authorities appointed for that purpose.