HC Deb 04 April 1927 vol 204 cc1679-80

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of persons who have been refused benefit at the Liverpool Employment Exchanges, and the reason for the refusal during the two months ending 28th February, 1927?


As the reply includes a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

Recommendations by the local committees in the Liverpool area for dis- allowance of applications for extended benefit during the two months ended 14th February, 1927.

Reasons for disallowance. Number disallowed.
Not normally insurable and not seeking to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 424
Insurable employment not likely to be available 34
Not a reasonable period of insurable employment during the preceding two years 2,784
Not making every reasonable effort to obtain suitable employment or not willing to accept suitable employment 1,037
Single persons residing with relatives 436
Married women who could look for support from their husbands 40
Working short time, but earning sufficient for maintenance 697
Aliens 1
Applications recommended for postponement for a definite period 22
Total 5,475

Statistics of the disallowance of claims for standard benefit in this area are not available.

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