HC Deb 14 May 1924 vol 173 cc1333-4

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of young persons between the ages of 16 and 18 in England and Wales; the number of such young persons registered at the Unemployment Exchanges; and the number under instruction at the education centres for unemployed juveniles?


As the reply is long and contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The 1921 census shows 697,219 boys and 711,001 girls between 16 and 18 years of age in England and Wales. The number of persons between 14 and 18 years of age registered on 28th April, 1924, at Employment Exchanges and Juvenile Employment Bureaux in England and Wales was 29,720 boys and 28,118 girls. I cannot give separate figures for those between 14 and 16 years of age The average daily number of boys and girls in attendance at juvenile unemployment centres during the week ended 30th April, 1924, was 4,849 (3,137 boys and 1,712 girls), of whom about 4,000 (2,600 boys and 1,400 girls) were between 16 and 18 years of age. A total of 53,520 boys and girls have passed through the juvenile unemployment centres between 17th September, 1923, and 30th April, 1924.

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