HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 c456
67. Captain BOWYER

asked the Minister of Labour how many ex-service men are now unemployed; and of these how many are disabled or in receipt of pensions?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Thomas Shaw)

It is estimated that 300,000 ex-service men are registered at the Employment Exchanges as unemployed. Recent figures are not available with regard to the numbers of unemployed ex-service men in receipt of disability pension, but steps are being taken to obtain this information. Those registered for employment whose war disability is regarded as a substantial handicap in obtaining employment number 11,597.

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