HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1362-3W

asked the Minister of Labour if she will state the number of claims disallowed at the Leith (Quality Street) Exchange on the ground that applicants were not normally in insurable employment in the following periods: 1st January to 1st June, 1927, 1st January to 1st June, 1928, 1st January to 1st June, 1929, and 1st January to 1st June, 1930?


, pursuant to her reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 19th June, 1930; col. 593; Vol. 240), supplied the following statement:

Statistics of the disallowance of claims to benefit made at individual Employment Exchanges are not now available in respect of dates prior to 19th April, 1928.

The figures for the periods in question since that date, so far as available, are as follows:

Disallowances on the ground "not normally insurable and will not normally seek to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment" in respect of claims to benefit made at Leith Employment Exchange.

Period. Number of claims disallowed.
19th April, 1928 to 11th June, 1928 7
15th January, 1929, to 10th June, 1929 29
14th January, 1930, to 12th March, 1930 Separate figures not available.*
13th March, 1930, to 9th June, 1930 351
* The total number of disallowances on the grounds "not normally insurable" and "not a reasonable period of insurable employment during the previous two years" was 67.