HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 c1016

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of persons who have been disallowed benefit at the Leith Employment Exchange, and the reasons for the disallowances, during the three months ending 31st March, 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:

Table showing the recommendations of the Local Employment Committee at Leith for disallowance of applications for extended benefit during the three months ended 11th April, 1927.

Reasons for Disallowance. Number of claims recommended for Disallowance.
Not normally insurable and not seeking to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 31
Insurable employment not likely to be available 19
Not a reasonable period of insurable employment during the preceding two years 255
Not making every reasonable effort to obtain suitable employment or not willing to accept suitable employment 242
Single persons residing with relatives 103
Married women who could look for support from their husbands 6
Working short time but earning sufficient for maintenance 89
Postponed for a definite period 147
Total disallowances 892
Total number of claims consider 3,715
Statistics of the disallowance of claims for standard benefit at Leith are not available.

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