HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 c526W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the unemployed residing in Delph, Denshaw, and neighbourhood have to walk five miles and more six days a week to sign the register at Uppermill, near Oldham; and whether, in view of the hardship involved in walking these distances in inclement weather, he will arrange that they be permitted to sign on only two days a week or, alternatively, will he accept the offer of the secretary of the Weavers' Union at Delph to open his office every morning free of charge for the purpose of signing the register?


I am making inquiries, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member. Persons residing between two and four miles from the nearest local office of the Department are not in general required to attend more frequently' than three times a. week.