HC Deb 14 July 1926 vol 198 cc420-1W

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons have been refused extended unemployment benefit at the Barrow Employment Exchange between October. 1925, and 30th June, 1926; how many other persons have been refused statutory unemployment benefit; and what are the total numbers of persons at present receiving unemployment benefit from the Barrow-in-Furness Employment Exchange?


Between 13th October, 1925, and 14th June, 1926, the number of applications for extended benefit recommended for disallowance by the Barrow Local Employment Committee was 1,462 out of a total of 17,283 applications considered. I am unable to state how many applications for standard benefit have been disallowed. The number of persons with claims to benefit current at this Exchange on 5th July, 1926, was 4,894.

Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Labour whether some definite guidance for deciding whether persons are, or are not, genuinely seeking employment has been laid down for the help, advice and instruction of persons composing courts of referees under the Unemployment Insurance Acts?


Authoritative guidance is given in the decisions of the Umpire, which, though relating to individual cases, are precedents for similar cases and from time to time expressly lay down general principles.

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