§ 21. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons, male and female, respectively, are at present unemployed in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; how many of these are juveniles; whether he has any information as to the numbers of persons partially employed or working short time; and whether he has any information as to the number of persons unemployed who are not on the live registers of the Employment Exchanges?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Montague Barlow)
At 2nd July there were registered as wholly unemployed at Employment Exchanges in Great Britain and Northern Ireland 933,156 men, 35,629 boys, 228,290 women and 32,614 girls, making a total of 1,229,689. There were also 65,437 persons working systematic short time and claiming unemployment benefit for intervals of unemployment. I am unable to state the total number of persons partially employed or working short time or to give an estimate as to the number of unemployed persons who are not on the live registers of Employment Exchanges.
§ 30. Sir ERNEST HILEY
asked the Minister of Labour how many of the men registered as unemployed on 1st January last have found employment, respectively, in their own industries, in relief works inaugurated by the Government or local authorities, or in works commenced by the railway companies at the request of the late Prime Minister?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
At 9th July the number registered at the Employment Exchanges as wholly unemployed was 296,778 less than the figure recorded on 1st January, and this reduction probably represents fairly accurately the net decrease in the total volume of unemployment during that interval. I regret, however, that the available information does not enable me to distribute the figure under the headings suggested in the hon. Member's question.