§ Mr. DAY
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of applications considered by the local committee at the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date, the number of those applications which have been refused, and the grounds on which these refusals were based?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
Under the provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927, the system of extended benefit and the reference of claims to local employment committees was discontinued as from 19th April, 1928. The following table shows the applications for extended benefit considered by the Borough local employment committee during the period 12th April, 1927, to 18th April, 1928.
Claims considered 13,802 Claims allowed 9,403 Claims recommended for disallowance:—Not normally insurable and not seeking to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 307 Insurable employment not likely to be available 248 Not a reasonable period of insurable employment during the preceding two years 1,598 Not making every reasonable effort to obtain suitable employment or not willing to accept suitable employment 1,449 Single persons residing with relations 455 Married women who could look for support from their husbands 146 Married men who could look for support from their wives 2 Working short time, but earning sufficient for maintenance 102 Postponed for a definite period 2 Total recommended for disallowance 4,309