§ 31. Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Labour if he will inquire into the circumstances attending the refusal of benefit to Miss E. Cooke, of 29, Station Street, Stratford, No. 145,159; whether he is aware that, although she wrote to the exchange on the 30th January stating she was unable to attend the court of referees on the day summoned as she had started work, but was free to attend any Monday or Saturday, her case was nevertheless dealt with in her absence on 31st January; and whether he will have this case reconsidered?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
There appears to have been some misunderstanding in this case. It was thought that Miss Cooke had agreed that her claim might be decided although she was unable to be present. In the circumstances arrangements are being made for a re-hearing.