HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 c992
73. Mr. BATEY

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployed miners in the Crook district, county of Durham, are given travelling tickets by the Employment Exchange with instructions that they must seek employment in Northumberland; and whether this has received his approval?


No instructions are given to applicants in this connection, though they are sometimes advised by rota committees to seek employment further afield. Vacant tickets are only issued at the applicant's own request, and I can only trace one case of such a ticket being issued for the purpose of seeking work in Northumberland.