HC Deb 27 April 1927 vol 205 cc824-5
5. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Labour what is the present number of persons registered as unemployed; whether he has any estimate of the number of persons working short time; and whether he has any figures showing the number of persons out of employment but not on the unemployment register and refused extended benefit?


At 19th April, the number of persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain was 1,106,400 of whom 337,100 were temporarily stopped from the service of their employers. I cannot give an estimate of the number of short-time workers not on the registers, nor have I any figures showing the number of unemployed persons refused extended benefit who are not included in the register figures.

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