HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2287-8
19. Mr. POTTS

asked the Minister of Labour the number of cases determined by courts of referees in the country for the latest available year; the number allowed; and the number disallowed?

Lieut.-Colonel MUIRHEAD

During the period 1st February, 1935, to 31st January, 1936, 410,000 claims for insurance benefit or unemployment allowances were considered by courts of referees in Great Britain, of which 112,428 were allowed and 297,572 were disallowed. The figures are exclusive of claims, by persons already entitled to benefit, for an increase in the rate of benefit in respect of dependants, and also of cases considered under the trade dispute disqualification. They relate to claims, and the number of separate individuals concerned is not available.