HC Deb 17 November 1925 vol 188 c197W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the need for waiving for a further period of 12 months the provisions of Section 3 of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act, 1924, requiring payment of 30 contributions to entitle contributors to receive the benefits provided by the Unemployment Insurance Acts; and, if so, what decision he has arrived at?

Total. Number of Employment Exchanges to which the expenditure relates. Average Expenditure per Exchange.
£ £
Rent 119,014 360 (see note (a)) 331
Capital outlay 91,155 (See note (b)) (See note (b))
Rates 50,590 403 126
Note (a).—The total number of Employment Exchanges on 31st March, 1925 was 403 and about 900 separate premises were rented during the year 1924–25 for the accommodation of the staff and work of 360 of these Exchanges. In a small proportion of cases the premises are Crown property.
Note (b).—£58,000 was expended on huts and semi-permanent buildings (18 cases), £20,000 was expended on the purchase and adaption of premises (62 cases) and the balance (£13,155) on minor works and alterations.

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