§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour how many courts of referees set up under the provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Acts are at present in being; where they are located; on how many days during the year do they normally sit; who are their chairmen and what remuneration do these latter receive?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
There are 143 courts, and each court normally sits at least once a week. The number of sittings during the year ended 31st October, 1929, was about 24,000. The chairman receives 2½ guineas for each sitting of approximately three hours. I will send the hon. Member the names of the chairmen and the districts for which they are appointed.