§ 9. Mr. BARNES
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the figures of unemployed women and girls registered on the live lists of the Glasgow Labour Exchange for each week from the beginning of the year?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Robertson)
The following are the figures asked for by my hon. Friend:—
Number of Women and Girls on the Live Register of the Glasgow Labour Exchanges (Bridegton, Govan, Parkhead, Partick, Rutherglen, South Side, and Springburn) on the undermentioned dates from 1st January, 1915, to the 16th April, 1915.
|January 1st, 1915||…||410||—|
|January 8th, 1915||…||675||—|
|January 15th, 1915||…||810||337|
|January 22nd, 1915||…||791||—|
|January 29th, 1915||…||792||—|
|February 5th, 1915||…||889||—|
|February 12th, 1915||…||845||274|
|February 19th, 1915||…||801||—|
|February 26th, 1915||…||827||—|
|March 5th, 1915||…||873||—|
|March 12th, 1915||…||858||236|
|March 19th, 1915||…||857||—|
|March 26th, 1915||…||1,640||—|
|April 1st, 1915||…||1,729||—|
|April 9th, 1915||…||1,516||—|
|April 16th, 1915||…||1,699||—|
|* Only monthly figures are available for girls.|
§ The increase in the numbers on the register in the weeks subsequent to 19th March is not, I believe, due to any increase in unemployment amongst women in Glasgow, but to the fact that the publicity recently given to the demand for women's services by the issue of a notice inviting women to register on the special register for war service has also led to large numbers of women coming forward to register at the Exchanges in the ordinary way.