Prosecutions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central

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asked the Minister of Labour whether his Department prosecutes persons who receive unemployment pay under false pretences: and, if so, can he state the number of prosecutions and convictions obtained during the last 12 months?

Photo of Mr Anderson Barlow Mr Anderson Barlow , Salford South

Yes, Sir. During the 12 months ended 30th June, 1922, 1,612 prosecutions were instituted in Great Britain, and convictions were obtained in 1,484 cases.