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Local Government

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that members of the new county councils are being put to considerable inconvenience and expense in attending the numerous meetings that are necessary in preparation for the coming into operation of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, in May, 1930; and if he will consider taking action, by agreed legislation or otherwise to amend Section 17 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, and thus make possible the payment of necessary expenses incurred by members in attending such meetings?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As I indicated in a reply to a similar question on 4th February, legislation would be required to provide for the period from December, 1929, to May, 1930. I regret that as a result of inquiries I am led to believe that there would be no agreement to treat a short Bill on the subject as non-controversial,

Claims disallowed at the Portsmouth Employment Exchange on the ground "not genuinely seeking work."
Period.Disallowed by Insurance Officer.Recommended for disallowance by Courts of Referees on 78 days review.
Males.Females.Total.Males.Females.Total.
4 weeks ended 11th Feb., 192977661433939
4 weeks ended 11th March, 192957601173939
4 weeks ended 8th April, 192961329361263
5 weeks ended 13th May, 192981681493535
4 weeks ended 10th June, 19295331842424
4 weeks ended 8th July, 192939367548149
5 weeks ended 12th August, 19295929884444
4 weeks ended 9th Sept., 192950176733134
5 weeks ended 14th Oct., 19292920494343
4 weeks ended 11th Nov., 19291711282525
4 weeks ended 9th Dec., 192934165026127
5 weeks ended 13th Jan., 19302536613030
Total5824221,0044475452