HC Deb 05 November 1930 vol 244 cc872-3W

asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of registered unemployed in Barrow-in-Furness on the last available date for which figures may be obtained, and what were the numbers of unemployed in the town on corresponding dates during 1927, 1928 and 1929; and how many applicants for unemployment benefit have been refused

A.—Persons on the Registers of the Employment Exchange, Barrow-in-Furness.
Date. Number on Register.
Men. Boys. Women. Girls. Total.
24th October, 1927 2,230 52 235 141 2,658
29th October, 1928 1,852 37 269 212 2,370
28th October, 1929 2,703 88 360 212 3,363
27th October, 1930 4,309 107 638 283 5,337

B.—Disallowance of claims to benefit.
14th January to 12th March, 1930. 13th March to 13th October, 1930.*
Total Fresh and Renewal Claims made 12,166 11,679
Number of Claims disallowed
By Insurance Officers and by Courts of Referees on 78 days' review. By Courts of Referees.
Claims disallowed:—
Not normally insurable 37 218
Not a reasonable period of insurable employment during preceding two years. Not in operation
Not genuinely seeking work 5
Not unable to obtain suitable employment 34
Failure or refusal to apply for or accept suitable employment. 157
Employment left voluntarily without just cause 22 133
Employment lost through misconduct 20 37
Other grounds 9 120
127 665
* The Barrow Court of Referees deals also with claims made at Cartmel, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Millom and Ulverston.

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