HC Deb 16 February 1927 vol 202 cc921-2
39. Mr. COVE

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of juvenile unemployment centres now in existence; the number of authorities in whose areas they exist; and the average number of students attending per week?


On 4th February, 91 juvenile unemployment centres were open in the areas of 34 local education authorities. The average weekly attendance was 6,966. In addition an average of 145 juveniles attend day continuation classes in Edinburgh as a condition of the receipt of unemployment benefit.


Is the number less during the last year? Has the tendency been to decrease?


I could answer that question quite easily with notice, but I am afraid I cannot without.