HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 cc426-8W

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of applications for benefit considered by the Wednesbury Employment Exchange for the 10 months ending 31st October, 1928, the number of applications refused, and the grounds on which the refusals were based?


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:—

Permanent provisions:

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

Transitional provisions

(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.

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