§ 91. Mr. G. Roberts
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware of the hardship caused to slate quarrymen in Caernarvonshire by the operation of the three-day waiting rule governing the payment of unemployment benefit; and if he will examine the position with a view to removing the hardship.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
No. I have discussed with my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary the talk which she had with the hon. Member, and I have myself looked into the matter. I do not think that application of the rule laid down in the National Insurance Act, 1946, does cause hardship, and my hon. Friend is writing to the hon. Member.