HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 cc1248-9
25. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the number of men and women that were registering at West. Ham, East Ham, Walthamstow, Leyton, and Woodford Employment Exchanges on 20th July, 1926, and the number that were registering at the same Exchanges on the last day in 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:


asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the total number of persons in Scotland who have been refused benefit last year because of the income test as applied in the Act of 1925?


In the twelve months ended 10th January, 1927, 23,024 applications for extended benefit were recommended for disallowance by local committees in Scotland on the ground that the family income was deemed to be sufficient to provide for the applicants concerned. I am unable to give the number of separate individuals included in this figure.