HC Deb 21 May 1924 vol 173 cc2173-4
17. Mr. BECKER

asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the number of jobs which have been found for the unemployed by the Employment Exchanges during the last 12 monthly periods?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Thomas Shaw)

During the 12 months ended 7th April, 1924, the number of vacancies filled by Employment Exchanges in Great Britain was 962,063. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the details for each month in the period.


Does the right hon. Gentleman expect the same number of jobs to be found in future?


The figures show that since the present Government took office a great many more jobs have been found than before.

Captain BRASS

Can the right hon. Gentleman state whether the jobs that have been found since the present Government took office are due to the efforts of this Government or of the previous Government?


The facts are there.

Following are the details:

4 weeks ended 7th May, 1923 76,290
4 weeks ended 4th June, 1923 65,684
4 weeks ended 2nd July, 1923 62,830
5 weeks ended 6th Aug., 1923 81,331
4 weeks ended 3rd Sept., 1923 58,312
5 weeks ended 8th Oct., 1923 77,738
4 weeks ended 5th Nov., 1923 70,173
4 weeks ended 3rd Dec., 1923 80,049
5 weeks ended 7th Jan., 1924 97,138
4 weeks ended 4th Feb., 1924 84,584
4 weeks ended 3rd March, 1924 89,714
5 weeks ended 7th April, 1924 118,220
Total 962,063