26. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who received unemployment benefit and the amount disbursed in benefit in each of the months of August, September, and October; and, if this information is not available, will he furnish particulars for the last three convenient months?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Statistics of the number of persons who receive unemployment benefit in a particular month are not available. The amount expended in unemployment benefit was approximately as follows:
1927. £ August (four pay-days) 2,567,000 September (five pay-days) 3,207,000 October (four pay-days) 2,681,000