HC Deb 12 December 1929 vol 233 cc631-2
22. Mr. DUKES

asked the Minister of Labour if she is aware that on 5th December, 1929, a number of men were sent by the Warrington Employment Exchange to the Partington Steel Works, Irlam, for work on the slag heap; that these men had to pay their own train fares; that when they arrived at 8 a.m. they were compelled to wait until 9.20 a.m. before being interviewed, when they were told there were no vacancies; and that the work to which these Warrington men were sent was in dispute, no statement being made to the men by the Employment Exchange regarding the matter, the dispute being settled On the morning the men arrived; and if she will issue instructions to Employment Exchange officials not to send men into areas where there are already unemployed workmen suitable and available for such employ-anent as exists, and also in all cases to give information as to any dispute which may exist?


I am making inquiries, and will let the hon. Member know the result.