HC Deb 07 August 1924 vol 176 cc3120-1W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will submit a Return to the House showing the average percentage per 1,000 of unemployed persons refused uncovenanted benefit in London and Greater London, on the ground that they are not genuinely seeking employment; and whether he will also state the names of the districts which exceed the average of persons refused, together with the total number of persons on the register, the total number refused, and the percentage per 1,000?


supplies the following information pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th July, 1924; Col, 2046, Vol. 176]:

The average percentage of refusals of uncovenanted benefit by Local Employment Committees in London (including Greater London) during the period 18th October, 1923, to 14th July, 1924, on the ground that the applicants were not genuinely seeking whole-time employment was 7˙2. The districts which exceeded this average were:

  • Borough.
  • Camberwell.
  • Great Marlborough Street.
  • Hackney.
  • Holloway.
  • King's Cross.
  • Shepherd's Bush.
  • Walham Green.
  • Westminster.
  • Brentford.
  • Canning Town.
  • East Ham.
  • Enfield.
  • Hendon.
  • Ilford.
  • Penge.
  • Southall.
  • Willesden.
  • Wimbledon.

The total number of cases in which benefit was refused between 18th October, 1923, and 14th July, 1924, was 46,815, being 16 per cent. of the number referred to these Committees. The total number of persons on the register at these Exchanges at the end of July was 64,957.