§ 68. Mr. CLOWES
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that at the Burslem Employment Exchange there has been posted up, at the instance of Messrs. Brunner, Mond and Company, an application for bricklayers between the ages of 26 and 40, who must be willing to be vaccinated or must have been recently vaccinated; whether it is in accordance with regular practice for applications of this nature to be posted at Employment Exchanges; and whether, in the event of an unemployed bricklayer refusing an offer of employment under such conditions, he would be disqualified for benefit?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR(Mr.Betterton)
I have not yet completed my inquiries into this particular case. I may say, however, that it is the ordinary practice to post up in the Exchanges notices of vacancies which cannot be immediately filled from the registers. The question whether benefit would be disallowed on refusal of vacancies of this kind depends on circumstances, and would be determined by means of the usual statutory machinery.