§ 81. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Labour whether, with a view to ascertaining the numbers of ex-officers and others of similar educational qualification who are totally unemployed, he will cause inquiries to be made through the officers' branch of the British Legion and other organisations engaged in the work of charitable relief of this class of man?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)
From preliminary inquiries already made, my right hon. Friend has little hope of being able to obtain the information required in the manner suggested, though if he finds it to be practicable, he will gladly do so. The number of ex-officers and ex-service men of similar education who are registered with the Appointments Department and whose unemployment is regarded as being due to their War service is 2,680, as compared with 4,585 at the end of December last.