HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 c641W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that his figures of unemployment in agriculture are challenged by the workers, on the ground that they are quite inadequate, and that the reason in part for non-registration is the long distance the men have to walk to register, this being in some cases over 10 miles there and back; and whether he can consider registration in these instances by post?


I am aware that agricultural workers, since in a number of districts they live at some considerable, distance from the local offices of the Ministry of Labour, do not always register when unemployed. It is, however, always open to all workpeople who reside more than five miles from these offices to register their names through the post, when every endeavour will be made to obtain employment for them.

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