HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2067-8
6. Brigadier-General MAKINS

asked the Minister of Labour the number of waterproof garment machinists who are now unemployed; and whether she is aware that in many districts it is very difficult to fill the requirements of manufacturers?


I regret that separate statistics are not available in respect of unemployment among waterproof garment machinists; but I am having inquiries made as to the alleged shortage of workers.

Brigadier-General MAKINS

If applicants for certain posts give excuses, such as that an hour is not enough for lunch, and that eight o'clock is too early to start in the morning, do they still remain on the unemployment benefit?


I imagine that both those excuses would disqualify them from benefit.

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