§ 50. Mr. FINBURGH
asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women over the age of 18 who are employed in all capacities, respectively, by the Bleachers' Association, Limited, Calico Printers' Association, Limited, and Bradford Dyers' Association, Limited, are given three days' work per week and who register at the Labour Exchanges for the remaining three days to entitle them to receive unemployment pay in part; and what is the average weekly total cost, in the aggregate, to the Government?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Unless it is absolutely necessary I am afraid it will not be available. It would be exceedingly difficult to get the information, as it would mean analysing the whole of thousands of insurance cards in order to tabulate them according to the particular employment. I am afraid that unless an overwhelming case is made out to me I should hardly like to have the necessary time taken up in getting the information.