HC Deb 14 June 1933 vol 279 cc160-1

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who have been deprived of unemployment benefit by decisions of the court of referees from 31st May, 1931, to the same date in 1933, specifying the grounds for disallowance in the usual form?


As the reply includes a table of figures I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

DISALLOWANCES of claims for benefit or transitional payments by courts of referees in Great Britain: 12th May, 1931, to 31st May, 1933.
Ground of Disallowance. Number.
Contributions conditions 20,115
Not normally insurable and/or will not normally seek to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 310,438
Anomalies regulations:—
Seasonal workers 45,146
Persons who normally work for part only of the week 4,998
Married women 210,286
Not unemployed 83,447
Not capable of work 12,144
Not available for work 29,116
Employment left voluntarily without just cause 132,850
Employment lost through misconduct 88,714
Failure or refusal to apply for or accept suitable employment, or failure to carry out written directions 74,484
Trade dispute cases 5,247
Other grounds 107,916
Total 1,124,901

The figures relate to claims: the number of separate individuals concerned is not available.

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