§ 27. Sir LEONARD LYLE
asked the Minister of Labour how many aliens are now receiving uncovenanted benefit and unemployment benefit as a result of the Ministerial Circular of 13th February, 1924?
34. Sir F. HALL
asked the Minister of Labour how many of the 51,948 aliens who were given leave to land in this country during January, February and March are in receipt of unemployment benefit?
§ Mr. SHAW
The information desired by the hon. and gallant Member could not be obtained without very heavy expenditure of time and labour, and this I do not feel justified in incurring. It is clear, however, that it is very unlikely that any of the aliens in question have been able to satisfy the statutory conditions for the receipt of unemployment benefit.
Sir F. HALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, when I asked a question a month ago with regard to aliens, he said it was not necessary in his opinion to get the information; and is he aware that hon. Members on this side of the House and voters in the country are desirous that the information should be obtained in order that they may know the actual facts of the case?
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is is not a fact that aliens landing here have to give an undertaking that they will not take up remunerative employment—
§ Mr. SPEAKER
These supplementary questions do not seem to arise out of the Question on the Paper, which was merely a request for figures. We cannot proceed to argue on every answer that is given.