§ 37. Mr. AMMON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that unemployed members of the electrical trade are compelled to sign on at the Camberwell Employment Exchange at 9.45 a.m., for five days in the week; that this practice makes it almost impossible for men to obtain employment, as employers, engineers, &c., interview applicants for employment in the earlier hours of the morning; that unemployed men genuinely seeking work who present themselves for signing at 11.45 a.m. and 3.45 p.m, the recognised tune for signing on, are threatened with loss of benefit; and will he make inquiry with a view to remedying this grievance?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
This matter has been brought to the notice of the Department within the last few days, and is being discussed to-day, I understand, with a representative of the trade union concerned with a view to seeing whether some alternative arrangement would be practicable.