HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1915-6
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that numbers of men have at times to stand outside in the rain while attending at the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange, he will consider whether some shelter can be afforded them during this waiting period in inclement weather?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Ernest Brown)

Applicants at the Borough Exchange are timed to attend at quarter hourly intervals, and, apart from quite exceptional circumstances, it should not be necessary for them to wait outside provided they attend at the time previously given to them. Perhaps the hon. Member will speak to me.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider having a canopy erected outside the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange to protect those waiting during inclement weather?


I shall be pleased if the hon. Member will speak to me about this so that we can discuss it.