HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 cc1016-7W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether he is aware that Mr. B. Knott, of 56, Upper Bloomfield Road, Odd Down, Bath, has been deprived of unemployment assistance for refusing to attend a task work centre although he has been certified as only fit for light work, such as his normal occupation of shop manager, as a result of rupture; that the Unemployment Assistance Board refused to postpone Mr. Knott's appeal in order for him to go after a job with the result that the hearing took place in his absence; and whether, as Mr. Knott, who has two sons serving in the Forces with another waiting to be called up, is entirely deprived of maintenance for himself, his wife and five younger children, he will take steps to restore unemployment assistance to this man?

Mr. Assheton

I am having inquiries made and will communicate with the hon. Member in due course.