HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 c590

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, while having regard to the difficulty of obtaining accurate comparable statistics of trades union unemployment in different countries, he could, following the example of his predecessor, state, generally, from information in the possession of his Department, whether there had been, during the present winter, more or less unemployment in the United Kingdom than in Germany or the United States of America?


I regret that, as the statistics of unemployment in the three countries are not properly comparable, and that as regards two out of the three countries such figures as exist are not up to date, it is not possible to give the Noble Earl the information which he desires.