Smallholders, Hamsterley and Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

I understand these men have drawn the full amount of any covenanted benefit to which they are entitled, and that the claims in question are for uncovenanted benefit. The ground of disallowance by the local employment committee in most cases was that the applicant was the occupier of a small holding or assisted his father on a small holding, and on the evidence before me I consider that this decision was correct. If my hon. Friend can supply me with particulars showing that the decision causes substantial hardship in any case, I shall be glad to submit them to the local employment committee for further consideration.