HC Deb 04 June 1924 vol 174 c1234
43. Mr. EGAN

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, owing to a strike of boys connected with ship repairing at Birkenhead, a number of men were suspended; that on the dispute ending all the men suspended were not allowed to resume work; that the work in question having been completed, those men are not allowed to qualify for unemployment benefit pending an appeal to the referee; and, as such appeals are not heard for weeks in many cases, will he, in view of the hardship involved, issue instructions to hold a referee court immediately in this and similar cases, especially where a large number of men are concerned?


I am having inquiries made, and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.


Will the right hon. Gentleman receive particulars from me?