§ Mr. G. HALL
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has received representations from the Pontypridd Board of Guardians with regard to unemployed men and women having to wait in the open in all weathers as long as two hours to sign the register and draw their benefit at some of the Employment Exchanges; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. SHAW
I have received the representations in question which take the form of a resolution in identical terms with one previously received from another board of guardians. I have verified that there is no necessity for long waiting at any of the local offices in the area of the Pontypridd guardians if applicants attend when asked to do so; and the same is true else-where. On the general question I would 441W refer the hon. Member to the reply circulated on the 24th March in answer to the question put by the hon. Member for Bristol East (Mr. Baker).