§ 26. Mr. BAKER
asked the Minister of Labour whether, as a result of representations made to his Department, the cases of men attached to the Eastville Employment Exchange have been reconsidered for benefit by the Eastville Employment Exchange Rota Committee, and have been recommended for benefit; whether he is aware that in the case of many men who were recommended for benefit as long as a month ago no payments have been made; and whether. having regard to the urgent nature of the cases, he will issue immediate instructions authorising the payments which have been recommended by his local advisers?
§ Mr. SHAW
Certain cases at the Eastville were reviewed by the local committee during June and July. The recommendations of the committee had to be specially considered by the Department, and this led to a certain amount of unavoidable delay, but in the result all the recommendations for allowance of benefit were accepted, save in three cases. Payment has been made, except in two cases which were dealt with by the committee on 7th July, and four other cases in which the claimants have not attended for payment.