§ Mr. HALLS
asked the Minister of Labour if he will restore the permit to mills and factories to register their unemployed and pay the benefit as obtained previously, and thus obviate the hardships that now obtain in so many cases of walking long distances and then standing in bad weather waiting to register or draw the money?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Arrangements for taking evidence of unemployment and paying benefit at employers' premises are still made where the numbers are sufficient to justify them, but they have proved uneconomical unless the numbers are considerable. In the cases of claimants living at a distance from the local office, the regulations provide for less frequent attendance. I do not think claimants now attending at local offices are kept waiting long if they attend at the times prescribed, but I should he glad to look into any particular case.