HC Deb 23 January 1913 vol 47 c602
76. Mr. FELL

asked if the 100,170 claims received under Part II. of the National Insurance Act represents claims by that number of unemployed persons under the trades included in the Act or represent more than one claim by any of such persons?


Where an individual workman after claiming once has obtained work, and has then again claimed on losing this work, both claims have been included in the figures given in reply to the hon. Member on the 21st instant. It is impossible at present to ascertain the number of such repeated claims, but it is certainly very small indeed.


May we take it that there are upwards of 100,000 now unemployed in the building and allied trades?


About 100,000 individuals have made Claims.