§ 34. Mr. Keenan
asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed workers, men and women, registered at the Liverpool and Bootle employment exchanges were sent to employers outside the Liverpool and Bootle areas during the months of April, May, and June this year; and how many of those sent to employers returned home having been less than one week at the work they were sent to, or had not started work.
§ Mr. G. Isaacs
During April, May, and June this year, 3,135 men and 359 women, registered at employment exchanges in Liverpool and Bootle, were transferred to work in other areas. Of these, 168 men and 33 women are known to have returned home within a week, or did not actually start work.
§ Mr. Keenan
Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is considered in the area that the authorities are not selective enough, and that some of those who are sent away are bound to return?
§ Mr. Isaacs
The hon. Gentleman will be interested to know that 3,300 people stayed on the jobs they were sent to, and that only 33 women and 168 men came back during the three months.