HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 cc2748-9

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Glasgow Council for Community Services for the Unemployed claim to have been authorised to use Employment Exchanges to enroll unemployed men for work at holiday camps at Ardgoil in September; whether the Employment Exchanges have been given permission to deduct the cost of a camp holiday from unemployment benefit by instalments; and, if so, can he state the Circular which contains such instructions?


By arrangement with the Glasgow Council far Community Service in Unemployment, a poster drawing attention to a holiday camp at Ardgoil is exhibited in Employment Exchanges in the Glasgow area, and any man expressing a desire to attend is given a form of application. On completion this is forwarded on his behalf to the Glasgow Council by the Exchange. No deductions from the unemployment benefit of those proposing to attend the camp have been or will be made by the Exchanges. It is understood that the camp is run on purely recreational lines, the only work involved being the ordinary fatigue duties inseparable from camp life.