HC Deb 09 March 1939 vol 344 c2311
10. Mr. Batey

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men who have come from the special areas to work on the land settlement scheme at Potton, Bedfordshire, and, after being there some time, have been dismissed; and whether the dismissed men are paid unemployment benefit?

Mr. E. Brown

Seven men from the Special Areas have been dismissed from the land settlement scheme at Potton—four of them after completion of training and entry into tenancy agreements with the Land Settlement Association and three of them prior to completion of training. Of the four one is known to be in employment and no applications for unemployment assistance or benefit from the other three can be traced. The three who had not completed training continued to receive unemployment assistance.

Mr. Batey

Was one of the men not refused unemployment assistance?

Mr. Brown

He is in employment and would not be entitled to benefit.

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