How does the hon. Gentleman account for the fact that I have a reply from his Department dated 22nd July saying that five trade union officials were consulted and that the information which I got in the House on 7th May was incorrect, because at least another trade union branch was not consulted at all? Will he also reconsider his decision between now and our return in October if he gets further protests from trade union branches in this area?
I am not quite sure whether the hon. Member is most concerned about the number of trade unions consulted or the re-opening of the exchange. If it is the re-opening of the exchange I can say that if it is found
|NUMBERS OF PERSONS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT LEVEN, BURNTISLAND AND COWDENBEATH EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AT 18TH JUNE, 1951, AND 16TH JUNE, 1952.|
|Employment Exchange||18th June, 1951||16th June, 1952|
|Wholly Unemployed||Temporarily Stopped||Wholly Unemployed||Temporarily Stopped|
|Cowdenbeath (including Youth Employment Office)||372||11||463||36|
|Figures are available for one date only in the middle of each month.|
Will the hon. Gentleman consider giving to unemployed men in this area facilities which have been granted in other areas where such offices have been closed, namely, postal facilities to save them payment of fares totalling 1s. 4d. each week?