§ 59. Mr. JOHN
asked the Minister of Labour the number of miners transferred under the Government's transference scheme from South Wales to London; the number transferred for temporary employment; the number of miners who have applied for benefit; the number refused; and the number in receipt of unemployment benefit at present?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)
I regret there are no statistics available giving the detailed information desired.
§ Mr. MARDY JONES
Is it part of the right hon. Gentleman's policy to see that these men who are transferred to other areas get the local rate of wages?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Can the Minister of Labour reply to the first part of the question, as to the number of miners transferred from South Wales to London?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
No, Sir. Those are the figures that I have not got. I can give the hon. Member the total number of men transferred from South Wales, but not the number who have gone to London. The total number transferred through the Employment Exchanges from South Wales to other districts since the Prime Minister's appeal is 4,500, exclusive of other methods of transfer.
§ Mr. R. MORRISON
May I ask whether men who come from mining areas to take employment in other districts and then lose their employment have their fares paid to their homes?
§ Mr. BARKER
Can the Minister of Labour tell us the number of men transferred to London and elsewhere who have returned to their own districts?
§ 60. Mr. JOHN
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will provide statistics showing the number of miners who have been transferred from the Rhondda Valley under the Government's transference scheme; the number sent to training centres for migration and work in this country; the number who have been sent overseas; and the number found work, in this country, from the training centres?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I am obtaining such information as is available, and will let the hon. Member have it as soon as possible.
§ 61. Mr. JOHN
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered at the Employment Exchanges of Treorchy, Tonypandy, Ferndale and Porth, respectively, on 31st January, 1928 and 31st January, 1929; the number 1765 in receipt of unemployment benefit on the above dates; and the number refused unemployment benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927, on the ground of the applicant not genuinely seeking work?
|Persons on the Registers of Certain Employment Exchanges.|
|23rd Jan., 1928.||21st Jan., 1929.||23rd Jan., 1928.||21st Jan., 1929.||23rd Jan., 1928.||21st Jan., 1929.||23rd Jan., 1928.||21st Jan., 1929.|
|Total number on Registers||1,891||1,915||3,342||4,126||6,838||2,389||3,585||1,872|
|Claims admitted and under consideration||1,874||1,811||3,210||3,800||6,758||2,067||3,514||1,810|
|Claims disallowed by Insurance Officers in the period 19th April, 1928 to 11th February, 1929, on the ground "not genuinely seeking work."||173||—||84||—||168||—||207||—|