HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 c2299W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Alexander B. Campbell, 61, Salisbury Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on the 2nd December, 1936, registered at the Glasgow South Side Exchange as a bricklayer unemployed, and wanting a job; that he had just been paid off owing to scarcity of work as a bricklayer; that the exchange sent him to a job at Busby, outside Glasgow; that the only jobs available were in Busby, Mearns and Barrhead, outwith the city; and, as the Glasgow Corporation have stated that they need over 200 bricklayers for work in the city, will he inquire why this man was not asked to go to one of the jobs within the Glasgow area?


I find that Mr. Campbell registered as, unemployed at the Glasgow South Side Exchange on the 2nd December, and was at once offered employment on housing scheme work at Busby, in that exchange area, wit: an employer for whom he had previously worked. He appears to have raised no objection at the time to accepting the work, nor did he make it clear that he desired work on Glasgow Corporation schemes. It seems, however, that he did not report to the prospective employer, nor did he return to the exchange. If he will attend at the exchange, steps will be taken to find him employment.