HC Deb 07 December 1922 vol 159 c2027W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployed in Dewgbury entitled to draw unemployed benefit are compelled to sign on at the local exchange four days each week; that owing to the number of men signing on inconvenience is caused, and men often prevented from having adequate time to search properly for employment; if he has received representations on this matter from the Dewsbury Trades Council; and if he can see his way to give instructions to decrease the number of days per week upon which those entitled to benefit will be compelled to attend the exchange for the purpose of signing.


I have received a communication from the Trades and Labour Council, and local inquiries are being made. I will communicate the result to the hon. Member and to the council as soon as possible.