HC Deb 29 May 1913 vol 53 c334

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that workers in the building trade when unemployed in Northwood, Middlesex, have to walk every other day either to Watford or Harrow to report themselves, and be there between certain hours; and whether, in view of the fact that it is thereby made difficult on those days for the men to look out for work, he could arrange that the men should be able to report themselves at the local post office or at some other place in Northwood?


It is one of the conditions of the receipt of unemployment benefit that workmen who live more than three, but less than five, miles from the nearest local office of the Unemployment Fund should attend there on alternate days for the purpose of signing the register as evidence of unemployment. I regret that I cannot do more than promise that the claims of Northwood will be considered with those of other places when next the establishment of additional local agencies of the Unemployment Fund is under consideration.