§ 20. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Minister of Labour if his Department has any statistics showing the number of ex-service men now out of employment; how this number compares with the total on 1st March, 1921; and how many are being assisted by the State?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The numbers of ex-service men on the live registers of employment exchanges at 10th June, 1921, and 4th March, 1921, were 472,374 and 379,184 respectively. The very great majority of these were in receipt of either unemployment benefit or out-of-work donation.