HC Deb 13 March 1929 vol 226 cc1146-7W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons on the register of the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange; and the number of persons who have been refused benefit during the previous six months in consequence of their not having paid 30 contributions within two years?


At 4th March, 1929, there were 8,057 persons on the register of the Borough Employment Exchange. The condition that 30 contributions should have been paid in the preceding two years applies at present only to juveniles aged 16 to 18. During the six months ended 11th February, 1929, the claim of one juvenile made at this Ex-change was disallowed on the ground that this condition was not satisfied.


asked the Minister of Labour the number of appeals emanating from the Walworth Road (Borough) Employment Exchange which have been brought before the court of referees during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and in how many of these cases has the appeal been considered by two persons or more?


I regret that statistics giving the information desired are not available.

Claims to benefit mode at the Employment Exchange, Leek
Period. Fresh and renewal claims made. Claims disallowed by Insurance Officers.
Men. Women. Juveniles. Men. Women. Juveniles.
5 weeks ended 12th November, 1928 527 229 17 8 12 2
4 weeks ended 10th December, 1928 358 285 19 2 9
5 weeks ended 14th January, 1929 436 946 34 5 8
4 weeks ended 11th February, 1929 298 460 9 5 13 3