HC Deb 25 November 1931 vol 260 c403
64 and 65. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS

asked the Minister of Labour (1) the total number of married women in Southampton who have had their cases reviewed under the Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Act, 1931, and the total refused benefit; and

(2) how many men and women have been called before the courts of referees under the Anomalies Act at the Employment Exchange in Southampton up to the 16th November; and what is the number in each case who have been refused further benefit?

STATISTICS of cases considered by Courts of Referees are compiled monthly and the latest available figures relate to the period ended 9th November, 1931. The following Table shows the number of cases considered by the Southampton Court of Referees*under the Anomalies Regulations up to that date. There were no cases under classes (a) and (c), and all the cases considered related to women.

Class of person (Section 1 (2) Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Act, 1931). Total considered. Cases allowed. Cases disallowed.
(b) Seasonal workers 4 4
(d) Married women 169 28 141
Total 173 28 145
* Claims are referred to this Court of Referees from the following Employment Exchanges:—
Southampton, Eastleigh, Hythe, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Romsey and Woolston.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers transferred from depressed areas to Southampton during the past three years; and whether this transference has now ceased?


I am having inquiries made and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

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