HC Deb 20 February 1929 vol 225 cc1120-1
56. Mr. LEE

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed signing the register at the following Employment Exchanges in Derbyshire on 28th January last, Eckington, Clay Cross, Clown, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Staveley, Whitwell, Dronfield, and Cresswell?


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:

1913 and 1928; and how much of the French increase is due to the increase of territory?


I regret I am unable to give figures on a, comparable basis for these two years, either for Great Britain or for France.

Commander BELLAIRS

Will the right hon. Gentleman give me the later year?


For 1928 in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the total number of workpeople from 16 to 64 inclusive insured, against an-employment was about 200,700 in the iron and steel industry. In France, the most recent figures in my possession refer to 1927, and, according to the Comité des Forges, the total number of workers, including salaried employés, in the iron and steel works was 166,000, of whom 32,500 were in Alsace and Lorraine.