HC Deb 28 October 1912 vol 43 cc50-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that workmen at Epsom are put to inconvenience and expense owing to the fact that they have, when unemployed, to travel to Sutton, a distance of four miles, to deposit their unemployment cards, and when they have obtained employment they have to make the same journey to get their card; and whether he will make arrangements whereby the cards can be deposited at Epsom?


Although the present arrangements contemplate that workmen living at Epsom should deposit their unemployment books at Sutton or Leatherhead when unemployed, it is not necessary for them to attend in person to obtain their books when they secure employment, as they are provided with a special postcard which can be sent to the Exchange or Agency in return for which the unemployment book will be posted to them or to the employer. The question of the establishment of a local agency of the Unemployment Fund at Epsom is under consideration.