HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 cc1834-5

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the numbers of insured persons under the National Health and Unemployment Insurance Acts in Orkney and Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland, Rossshire, Invernessshire, Argyllshire and Morayshire, respectively: and what percentage of the population of each county this figure represents in each case?


I am having a table prepared giving the information asked for by the right hon. Member, and will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT

Following is the statement:

Area National insurance Acts Unemployment insurance Acts
Estimated No. Insured,* Percentage of Total Populations. Estimated No. Insured ‡ Percentage of Total Populations.
Orkney 3,474 14.5
Shetland 4,050 15.9 5,2290 10.7
Caithness 5,404 19.1 3,900║ 13.8
Sutherland 3,128 17.6
Ross shire§ 13,780 19.5 4,930║ 7.0
Inverness-shire 18,535 22.3 10,760 13.1
Argyllshire 15,173 19.8 8,560 11.1
Morayshire 13,2191† 26.51† 5,010 12.1
* The figures are based on the mean of the four quarterly counts taken by Insurance Committees in the areas in question in 1924
†Including Nairn; the Counties of Moray and Nairn, being served by one National Health Insurance Committee, health insurance figures for Moray alone are not available
‡ The figures are approximate. I is not practicable to apportion with strict accuracy the numbers for Exchange Areas on the borders of two counties
§ Including Cromarty
║ Unemployment Insurance figures for Sutherland cannot be given; they are included partly in those for Caithness and partly in those for Ross-shire