§ 8. Mr. Pilkington
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now say what is the result of the experiment being tried at Hartlepool, by which unemployed dockyard workers have to sign on once a day instead of twice; and whether he is now ready to extend this improvement to Liverpool?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As I indicated in reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead, East (Mr. White), on 21st November, no 567 formal report on the Hartlepool experiment has been received. I think it would be premature to extend the experiment to Liverpool.
§ Mr. Pilkington
Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that it is a very great hardship to expect men to go sometimes six miles in order to sign on twice a day?