HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 cc1002-3W

asked the Minister of Labour how many insured persons have been refused benefit at the Darlington Employment Exchange during the last six months, and the reasons for such refusals?


The following is a statement showing the reasons for the disallowance of applications for extended benefit* considered by the Darlington Local Employment Committee in the six months ended 12th March, 1928:

Not normally insurable and not seeking to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 37
Insurable employment not likely to be available 34
Not a reasonable period of insurable employment during the preceding two years 159
Not making every reasonable effort to obtain suitable employment or not willing to accept suitable employment 282
Single persons residing with relatives 136
Working short-time but earning sufficient for maintenance 24
Postponed for a definite period 100
Total number of applications considered 4881
*Corresponding figures in respect of applications for standard benefit are not available.


asked the Minister of Labour the number of boys and girls, between the ages of 14 and 16, registered at the Employment Exchanges during the past year to the most convenient date; and the number who have been found employment?


Statistics are not available in respect of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 16. During the year ended 20th February, 1928, 150 vacancies for boys under 18 and 185 for girls under 18 were filled by the Darlington Employment Exchange. The following statement shows the numbers of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 18 on the registers of that Exchange on one Monday of each month during the year ended 12th March, 1928:

Date Boys. Girls.
11th April, 1927 48 79
16th May, 1927 88 104
13th June, 1927 88 96
llth July, 1927 110 69
15th August, 1927 114 102
12th September, 1927 124 128
17th October, 1927 102 137
14th November, 1927 86 103
12th December, 1927 66 96
16th January, 1928 84 85
13th February, 1928 104 119
12th March, 1928 103 126