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Domestic Service

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of females registering at the Wigan Employment Exchange and the sub-exchanges supervised from Wigan who have been offered work as domestic servants since 13th March, 1930; and the number who have had their unemployment benefits disallowed because they refused such work?

The only figures available relate to the number of vacancies for women in domestic service filled by the Wigan Employment Exchange and its branch offices of Standish and Upholland. Between 25th March, 1930, and 3rd November, 1930, 61 such vacancies were filled by these Exchanges, including 17 as non-resident domestic servants and charwomen and 44 as resident domestic servants.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed women normally in insurable occupation who have been offered and have accepted through Scottish Employment Exchanges work as domestic servants?

Between 28th May, 1929, and 3rd November, 1930, 11,893 vacancies for women in domestic service were filled by Employment Exchanges in Scotland, including 7,853 in resident service and 4,040 in non-resident service. Separate statistics are not available regarding the number of women normally in insurable employment who are included in these figures.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed women in Scotland normally in insurable occupations who, since June, 1929, have been cut off benefit or had their benefit temporarily suspended owing to refusal to accept offers of work in domestic service?

I regret that statistics giving the information desired are not available.