HC Deb 28 April 1926 vol 194 cc2021-2
36. Mr. B. PETO

asked the Minister of Labour how many subscribing members were included in the National Flint Glass Makers' Society in the years 1913, 1919, and at the present or last recorded date?


According to returns received from the society by the Ministry of Labour, the number of contributing members of this society at the end of 1925 was 391; at that date there were in addition 118 members unemployed and 61 superannuated; figures of contributing members for earlier years are not in the possession of the Ministry.


Why has the hon. Gentlemen got figures for last year, and yet has no figures for a year as recent as 1919? Would he be surprised to hear that there were six times as many members in this society in 1919 as there are now?