HC Deb 06 March 1929 vol 226 cc365-6

asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Thomas Ryan, 11, Forge Hammer Row, Cwmbran, near Newport, Mon., who has had his unemployment benefit stopped on the ground that he refused employment at the British Industries Fair; whether he is aware that this man was sent to London, under the transference scheme, and sent to various places by the Shepherds Bush Exchange, including a hotel and the British Industries Fair, where he was informed by the manager that ex-service men were preferred and that no work was available for him, and that he was eventually sent back to his home by the Exchange; and whether he will have inquiries made into the matter?


I have not yet received the necessary report regarding this case, but I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.


Will the hon. Gentleman grant me an interview to discuss this matter, if his reply is not satisfactory to me?


I will certainly do that. I will communicate with the hon. Member, whom I shall be happy to see, the moment I have the information he desires.