HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 cc1832-3

asked the Minister of Labour why the unemployed from East Cowes, Isle of Wight, are now compelled to go to Cowes to draw their benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Act; and whether she will make arrangements to revert to the previous practice, whereby the benefit can be drawn at East Cowes, and thus save claimants the expense of crossing by the ferry?


Unemployed workpeople resident at East Cowes, numbering 130, are required to attend at the Cowes Employment Exchange three times per week. The cost of using the ferry is 1d. return. These arrangements have been in force since June, 1928, and in the circumstances I do not feel justified in opening a separate office.