HC Deb 25 June 1930 vol 240 cc1160-1W

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed persons, since 31st December, 1929, have been offered training at the Blackpool centre, how many have declined, and the number whose benefit has been stopped consequent upon this refusal?


Candidates for courses of instruction at transfer instructional centres are not offered training at any specific centre. The Blackpool centre has, however, been reserved for some months for men from Scotland and the North-West of England. The issue, in suitable cases, of formal requirements to attend an approved course of instruction as a condition for the continued receipt of benefit did not take place before 5th March, 1930. Between that date and 26th May, 1930, offers of a course of instruction at the Blackpool centre were made to 507 men from Scotland and the North-West of England; in consequence of refusal of such an offer the claims of 58 men were referred to courts of referees and in 31 cases benefit had been disallowed by a court.

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