HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 cc409-10
35. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of applications for benefit that have been made to the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange during the period of three months ended 31st October, 1928; the number granted and the number refused, giving similar figures for the corresponding period a year ago?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)

I am unable to give these figures to-day, but I will obtain them and send them to the hon. Member as soon as possible.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the great dissatisfaction that is caused at this Employment Exchange by so many refusals of benefit? Is the reason why so many are refused because they are not genuinely seeking work?


I am not aware of it.


Will not the right hon. Gentleman have inquiries made at the Exchange? Two people who have been refused benefit have committed suicide.