HC Deb 06 June 1928 vol 218 cc164-5
4. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Labour in respect of unemployment insurance the total number of claims admitted or under consideration; the number of claimants disqualified but maintaining registration; the number of insured claimants on the main file; the number of uninsured persons on the register; the number on the two monthst, file; and the total number of persons actually unemployed on 26th March, 23rd April, and 21st May, respectively?


I have been asked to reply. As the reply includes a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

5. Mr. LUNN

asked the Minister of Labour what was the total number of persons registered as unemployed at the end of May, 1928; and how many of the total were connected with the mining industry?


At 21st May, 1928, the number of insured workpeople, in Great Britain recorded as unemployed was 1,123,989, of whom 856,348 were wholly unemployed and 267,641 were temporarily stopped from, the service of their employers. Included in the total were 245,590 persons classified as belonging to the coal mining industry, of whom 161,300 were wholly unemployed and 84,290 temporarily stopped.

7 and 8. Mr. KELLY

asked the Minister of Labour (1) the number of workpeople registered as building trade workers, with the number of such workers unemployed in April and May, 1928;

(2) the number of men and women unemployed from the cotton trade in March, April and May, 1928, respectively?


My right hon. Friend regrets that the statistics in respect of 21st May, 1928, will not be available for a few days, but as soon as they are ready he will circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.