Unemployment Insurance Act 1924
|Long title||An Act to repeal proviso (2) to section two of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1923.|
|Royal Assent||21 February 1924|
|Commencement||21 February 1924|
|Repealed by||Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act 1924, Third Schedule|
|Relates to||Unemployment Insurance Act 1920, Unemployment Insurance Act 1923,|
The Unemployment Insurance Act 1924 was passed when the British Labour Party was in power in 1924. The Act arose from a dispute over the means testing of benefits. The Labour Cabinet disagreed on whether means testing should be abolished or whether such a move would prove too costly. The compromise was that the test for receiving benefits would be whether a person was "genuinely seeking work". The 1924 Act extended to "genuinely seeking work" test to all benefited claims. 
- "Reform and the Great Depression". The National Archives. Retrieved 2012-02-04.