HC Deb 11 March 1925 vol 181 cc1309-10
40. Mr. SCURR

asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women, respectively, were on the Employment Exchange registers for the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney for the years 1922, 1923 and 1924; the total amount of unemployment benefit paid for the same period; and how many of the male recipients were ex-service men?


As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, with the lion. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Date (end of month). Number recorded on the registers of the Stepney Employment Exchange.
Men. Women.
1922 March 6,601 1,868
June 5,449 854
September 5,677 802
December 6,259 1,462
1923 March 6,498 1,555
June 7,070 1,236
September 5,980 1,175
December 6,771 1,617
1924 March 6,153 1,176
June 6,476 981
September 6,547 1,037
December 6,592 1,677

Regular periodic information as to the number of ex-service men included in the above figures is not available, but as a result of a special census taken on 24th March, 1924, there were found to be 2,258 men of this category registered as

unemployed at the Stepney Employment Exchange.

The approximate amounts of unemployment benefit (including an estimated figure for benefit paid through associations) paid in the area in the years 1922, 1923 and 1924 were £268,000, 2270,000 and £288,000, respectively.