§ 25. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons at work on 1st July, 1914, 1924 and 1927, respectively, in the iron and steel trades and woollen trades, and the number unemployed?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, with the consent of my hon. and gallant Friend, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The following table shows, for the iron and steel and woollen and worsted industries of Great Britain, the estimated number of persons insured under
|Numbers insured at July.||Numbers unemployed at end of June.||Difference.||Numbers insured at July.||Numbers unemployed at end of June.||Difference.|
|Pig iron (blast furnaces.)||30,090||3,976||26,114||24,920||3,120||21,800|
|Steel melting and iron puddling furnaces, iron and steel rolling mills and forges.||206,580||39,929||166,651||194,490||32,636||161,854|
|Woollen and worsted||260,480||15,745||244,735||247,970||23,952||224,018|
|Comparable statistics for 1914 are not available.|