§ 35. Colonel DAY (for Mr. N. MACLEAN)
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that young men who are summoned to appear before committees at the Govan Employment Exchange, after exhaustive inquiries are made as to where they have been looking for employment, are then asked by an inspector whether or not they have tried the Army; if Exchange officials are being instructed to ask this question; and, where the claimants' answer is in the negative, what effect such a reply will have upon the granting of benefit?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I am not aware of what is suggested. No instructions to ask such a question have been issued, and I am informed that there is no knowledge of such a question ever having been asked. If the hon. Member will supply me with detailed particulars of the eases to which he refers, I shall be happy to look into them.