HC Deb 21 May 1931 vol 252 cc2169-70
3. Mr. POTTS

asked the Minister of Labour whether any definite progress has been made respecting the sheltering of unemployed persons outside the Barnsley Employment Exchange awaiting the rotation order of payment, especially when raining and during winter months?


The position as regards the Barnsley exchange is the same as in December last, when I explained to my hon. Friend that there is no need for applicants to wait outside the exchange premises provided that they do not attend in advance of their scheduled times.


Is the right hon. Lady aware that I have been there on two occasions when it has been raining and have seen large numbers there; that I have made inquiries into the matter locally and find that it is impossible to get people in what is called rotation order without a large number of men and women getting wet?


The unfortunate thing is that if applicants would only come at the time they are scheduled there would not be that congestion.

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