HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 c1750
33. Mr. FENBY

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the figures showing the aggregate number of days lost for which benefit was claimed by insured persons under the Unemployment Insurance Acts in the calendar years 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924,, 1925 and 1926, respectively?


The information desired, as far as the years 1919 to 1925 inclusive, are concerned, is contained in the reply which I gave on the 24th November, 1926, to a similar question by the hon. Member for Gower (Mr. D. Grenfell). I am sending the hon. Member a copy. The total number of days of unemployment in 1926 for which unemployment benefit under the Unemployment Insurance Acts was paid was approximately 303,000,000. As explained in the previous reply, the above figure does not include days of unemployment for which benefit was not paid.