HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 cc2101-2
11. Mr. Duncan

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the waste of paper and time by employers having to fill in three forms when an employé leaves their service; and will he arrange for all the required particulars for the Employment Exchange and the Unemployment Assistance Board to be included on one form in future?

Mr. E. Brown

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the routine inquiry from an employer for the reason why a worker left his employment. Current instructions provide against duplication of inquiries by the Ministry of Labour and National Service and the Unemployment Assistance Board in such cases. I am having investigation made into the circumstances of the case about which my hon. Friend wrote to me.