Canvey Workers Fined

Essex Weekly News May 1943

70 plus years later not a lot has changed then.

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Three Canvey Island workmen were summoned by the Ministry of Labour at Billericay on Tuesday for making false statements for the purpose of obtaining unemployment benefit.

Defendants were : John Fryer, road foremen, Parkway; Walter L. James Kemp, labourer, Lionel Road; and Robert J Newlands, labourer, Grafton Road.

For the Ministry it was stated that defendants signed declarations that they were unemployed on certain days, whereas they had been employed by A H Beaumont Ltd.

Defendants were each fined £5, in default one month’s imprisonment.

 

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