Rota Committee Meetings, Monmouthshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1926.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that numbers of unemployed have been summoned to meetings with the rota committee to which the committee had not been summoned, or if summoned did not receive notification till too late to attend the meeting, and that unnecessary hardship and expense is being imposed on these people, some of whom have to travel long distances; that imemployed women who live at Argoed, in the Sirhowy valley, have to meet the Iota committee at Bargoed, in the lihymney valley, although the unemployed men from the same place meet them at Blackwood, which is only a mile and a half away and in the same valley; and will he take steps to have these matters put right?

Photo of Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland Mr Arthur Steel-Maitland , Birmingham Erdington

With regard to the first part of the question, I am not aware that there is ground for this complaint and should be glad to know of any cases which have come to the knowledge of the hon. Member. I am making inquiry into the cases referred to in the second part of the question and will let the hon. Member know the result.