HC Deb 31 July 1931 vol 255 cc2659-60W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of young unmarried women who have been refused unemployment benefit in the Stoke-on-Trent area as the result of their refusal to accept employment at Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes on domestic and other grounds?


Eight women between the ages of 19 and 25 have been disallowed benefit for refusal of employment with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes during the four months ended 6th July. All these women were unmarried. In five instances the reason for refusal was stated to be that' their parents refused to allow them to take the work. In the sixth case refusal was on domestic grounds, and in the seventh and eighth the applicant stated that she was not strong enough for the work.