HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 c1679W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Mr. E. E. Flint, of 58, Amwell Street, E.C., applied for an appointment in connection "with the Labour Exchanges and unemployment insurance on 22nd January before the list of applications was closed; that he received a letter from the general manager of the central office, dated 5th March, acknowledging his letter of 22nd January in terms, and informing him that as the applications closed on the 24th January it was regretted that his application could not be considered; and whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Flint applied before the list of applications was closed, he can see his way to have the claims of this gentleman considered?


I have caused inquiries to be made into the case referred to by the hon. Member, and I am informed that although the letter from the applicant in question was dated 22nd January it was not received at the central office until after 24th January. I regret, therefore, that it is not possible for this particular application to be considered with the others received before 24th January.