HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 cc2270-1W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that an unemployed man, sent by the Birkenhead Employment Exchange to the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board for employment on an unemployment grants committee scheme, was refused on the ground that he had only one eye, he will make the removal of such an objection to men who may have lost an eye, especially if in the service of the country, a condition before granting financial aid to unemployment assisted schemes?


I am not aware of the facts of this case, but if my hon. Friend will furnish me with the particulars in his possession I will gladly have inquiry made. While the Government naturally expect those carrying out relief works with State assistance to pay regard to the object with which these works are assisted. I do not think it would be practicable to lay down an express condition such as that suggested.

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