asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that John Bottrell, of Dunaby, Linkinhorne, Callington, who was discharged from the Army on 4th July, 1921, deposited his unemployment book duly stamped on 5th July, 1921, and signed the register continuously from that date till 3rd November, 1921, has not yet received any pay for that period from the local office at Liskeard, although he was notified from the Plymouth office in November last that he was entitled to 16 weeks' benefit; that John Bottrell has written four times to the Ministry, six times to the Plymouth office, and once to Kew, and, nevertheless, has received no payment of his acknowledged claim; and' whether he will take steps to pay this claim forthwith?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
I am informed that payment of benefit in this case has now been authorised. I am having inquiries made into the cause of the delay.
§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Minister of Labour why the unemployment benefit of Ethel Glover, 32, May Street, Golborne, has been stopped, seeing that she is entitled to a further six weeks' benefit, and that at least four women who were employed in the same place on similar work are receiving six weeks' extra benefit?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am having inquiry made in this case and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend as early as possible.