§ 80. Mr. Gordon Macdonald
asked the Minister of Labour the number of females denied unemployment benefits in the areas controlled from the Wigan and St. Helens Employment Exchanges as a result of refusing work to which they were un accustomed, and as a result of unwilling ness to leave home, respectively?
§ Mr. E. Brown
During last year 48 claims for benefit made by women were disallowed by the Wigan Court of Referees, and 52 by the St. Helens Court of Referees on the ground that the claimant had failed or refused to apply for or to accept a suitable situation. I 1441 am unable to give separate figures for the precise grounds of disallowance referred to by the hon. Member.
§ Mr. Macdonald
Is the Minister aware that the treatment meted out to unemployed females in this area is causing great dissatisfaction?
§ 81. Mr. Macdonald
asked the Minister of Labour the number of boys registering as unemployed in the areas controlled from Wigan and St. Helens who have been placed in employment, and how many had to leave home to find employment during 1938?
§ 82. Mr. Macdonald
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed that have been subject to transference in the areas controlled from the Wigan and St. Helens Employment Exchanges; how many have returned home before completing the period for which they were sent; and in what percentage of such cases has unsuitable accommodation been the reason?