§ 92. Mr. Gibson
asked the Minister of National Insurance why the London compositors, whom the employers say they have dismissed, are being refused unemployment benefit.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I understand that certain claims for benefit arising out of the printing dispute have been disallowed by the insurance officer under Section 13 (1) of the National Insurance Act, 1946, on the ground that the men concerned have lost employment by reason of a stoppage of work due to a trade dispute. Appeals have been or may be made to the local appeal tribunal and I cannot comment further.