§ 1. Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Labour the number of cases that were brought to his notice during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date of employers who failed to stamp the unemployment cards of their employés; and in how many cases were criminal proceedings taken, in addition to civil actions, for the recovery of the arrears?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Ernest Brown)
No record is kept of the particulars asked for in the first part of the question. During the year 1935 criminal proceedings were taken in 1,599 cases and civil proceedings were taken in 175 cases of failure duly to stamp unemployment books.
§ Mr. GEORGE GRIFFITHS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that certain cases have occurred where men who have missed having their cards stamped, have been thrown out of insurance benefit, with the exception of Pensions? I can give him particulars of such cases.