HC Deb 13 April 1927 vol 205 cc352-3

asked the Minister of Labour if he can give the numbers of unemployed persons registered at the Employment Exchanges in England, Scotland and Wales on 31st December, 1924, 1925 and 1926, and the amounts paid in benefits during the last week of the above-named years, respectively?


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

Following is the statement:

Persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain at dates nearest 31st December in the last three years for which figures are available:

Area 22nd December, 1924. 21st December, 1925. 24th December, 1926.
England 909,601 824,963 1,017,848
Scotland 171,922 194,895 202,670
Wales 87,704 82,542 130,527
Great Britain. 1,169,227 1,102,400 1,351,045

The amounts of benefit paid were approximately as follows:—