HC Deb 17 July 1922 vol 156 c1738W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that R. M'Donnell, of Cockfield, county Durham, an ex-service man, who was twice wounded and had shell shock, and has only had 12 months' work since being demobilised due to the pit being stopped, and cannot find work, and has had his unemployed pay stopped for over three months by the unemployed tribunal, and the reason given was that his father and brother should keep him; that his father is 68 years of age and only has 13s. per week superannuation, and that his brother lost both feet in the War and has to have a motor cycle to take him to and from his work at Bishop Auckland, and it takes all he gets to pay for his tyres, other repairs, and petrol, without being called on to keep his brother; and if inquiries will be made into this case?


I am having inquiries made into this case, and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend.