HC Deb 17 May 1922 vol 154 c348
21. Mr. CAIRNS

asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been called to the situation of the temporary staff at the Blyth Employment Exchange; is he aware that all the staff are ex-service men, that the work is increasing, some of the staff are being dismissed, others under notice, and that those remaining are working overtime; and will he inquire into the matter?


The temporary staff at Blyth, as at most Exchanges, consists entirely of ex-service men. The work at the Blyth Exchange has recently been declining, not increasing, and accordingly the staff has been reduced by one. A considerable amount of overtime was worked at the Exchange in the week ending 8th May, but the reason for this is not clear, and inquiry is being made.