The facts are as stated in the first part of my hon. Friend's question. The practice followed that of previous years. Posters instructing applicants for benefit to attend on Monday, 23rd May, were prominently displayed in the waiting rooms and windows of the Exchange for some time previously, and were acted upon by large numbers of claimants. The Court of Referees decided that there was no reasonable excuse for the failure to attend on 23rd May, and therefore refused to ante-date the claims in question.