§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The following tables give the information available:
A.—Applications for Extended Benefit considered by the Wednesbury Local Employment Committee during the period 17th January to 18th April, 1928.
Cases considered 1,747 Cases recommended for allowance 1,503
Cases recommended for disallowance:
Not normally insurable and not seeking to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment 4 Insurable employment not likely to be available. 2 Not a reasonable period of employment during the preceding two years 80 Not making every reasonable effort to obtain suitable employment or not willing to accept suitable employment 26 Single persons residing with relatives 52 Married women living with husbands to whom they can look for support 12 Working short time but earning sufficient for maintenance 62 Postponed for a definite period 6 Total recommended for disallowance 244
In addition there were a number of eases in which claims were disallowed by the Insurance Officer, but statistics of such cases are not available.
B.—Claims for Unemployment Benefit made at the Wednesbury Employment Exchange during the period 19th April to 12th November, 1928.
Fresh and Renewal claims made 17,852 Claims disallowed by Insurance Officers:—428W
First statutory condition* 1 Not unable to obtain suitable employment 10 Not genuinely seeking work 252 Employment lost through misconduct 27 Employment left voluntarily without just cause 43 Other grounds 6
(Sec. 14 (2) U.I. Act, 1927):
Not normally insurable 11 Not reasonable period of insurable employment two years 238 Total disallowance 588 * This condition at present operates only in the case of juveniles under 18 years of age.
Note.—The disallowances included in 4 Table B. are subject to appeal to the Court of Referees.