§ 42. Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who have applied for unemployment benefit in the City of Glasgow during the past three months and the number of persons refused the same in that period; and if he will state the number of women affected by such decisions and the number of men?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
During the three months ended 15th November, 1920, a total of 96,460 fresh and repeat claims for unemployment benefit were lodged at Employment Exchanges in Glasgow. During this period 72,686 claims for extended benefit were considered by the local committees, of which 61,700 were recommended for allowance and 10,986 for disallowance. The recommendations for disallowance numbered 7,400 in the case of men and 2,899 in the ease of women. Statistics are not available regarding the decisions on the claims for standard benefit.
§ 43. Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons drawing unemployed benefit in 532 Glasgow who are below the age of 18, and the number of persons below that age who have been refused benefit during the past three mouths?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
At 15th November, 1926, there were 1,918 claims for benefit current at Employment Exchanges in the Glasgow area in respect of persons under 18 years of age. During the period 10th August, 1926, to 15th November, 1926, 3,426 claims to extended benefit by persons under 18 were considered by the local committees in Glasgow, of which 687 were recommended for disallowance. Corresponding statistics are not available regarding the disallowance of claims to standard benefit.