HC Deb 08 April 1925 vol 182 cc2215-6
58. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the classification of the reasons for the removal of names from the unemployment register adopted by his Department; and the number of names removed from the register under each head for the years ending December, 1921, 1922, 1923, and 1924?


Names are not removed from the Employment Exchange registers for any reason except failure of the person concerned to maintain registration, and the only class of case in which the Exchange necessarily knows the reason for failure to maintain registration is where a person is placed in employment by the Exchange. I am afraid therefore I am unable to give tin figures which the hon. Member appears to desire.


In answer to two previous questions, the right hon. Gentleman stated that to give such a classification would involve searching through the various reasons for the removal of names, and he could not, therefore, do it. I ask the right hon. Gentleman now whether there is any grounds for the removal from the register other than that special ground, and, if not, will some provision be made for a record being kept.


I will certainly consider that suggestion, and if there is sufficient reason to warrant the extra trouble and changes that have to be made, perhaps the hon. Member will confer with the Parliamentary Secretary or myself afterwards. All that one wishes is to have as useful a record as possible commensurate with the trouble and expense involved.

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