Oral Answers to Questions — Poor Law (Test Work, Hull).

– in the House of Commons on 20th March 1930.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Minister of Health why he has agreed to an increase in test work for men seeking relief from the Hull guardians?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

The slight increase in the hours adopted by the guardians was part of a general reorganisation of test work which appeared to me to be an improvement on previous arrangements.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this increased test work is particularly onerous on dock labourers in view of the hours it imposes and the times they have to seek work, and is creating hardship for these men, and will he have the matter looked into again?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

As I have already promised to meet the right hon. and gallant Gentleman on this matter, I hardly think it is necessary to occupy the time of the House in discussing it now.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if he looked into the matter more carefully before approving such increases of test work, none of our time would be wasted?

Photo of Major Sir Derrick Gunston Major Sir Derrick Gunston , Thornbury

Is stone breaking included in this test work?