HC Deb 24 November 1938 vol 341 c1918
15. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that on a recent occasion there was insufficient money at the Romford Employment Exchange to enable 40 men to draw benefit; and what was the reason for this?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. An abnormally large number of cases arose for payment at short notice after the banks were closed. The number of unpaid cases was about 20 (out of a total of 1,628), and the money was available for all next morning.

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