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Complaint, Aldershot

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that much dissatisfaction exists regarding the arrangements for signing at the Aldershot Employment Exchange and that complaints have been made to trade union secretaries that their members have to wait three and four hours before they can sign on for benefit; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made and steps to be taken that will remove the cause for such complaints?

I have made inquiries and find that in spite of limited accommodation the arrangements at the Aldershot Exchange enable all applicants to be attended to without delay. The present complaint appears to have arisen from delay which for special reasons took place in attending to two members of the Amalgamated Engineering Union on one occasion. Steps have been taken to prevent similar delay in future.