§ 21. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Minister of Labour the numbers employed in the lace-making industry on 30th June in each of the years 1920, 1925, and 1929?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
Comparable statistics regarding the numbers of insured persons in particular industries are not available for any date before June, 1923. I will, if I may, circulate in the OFFICIAL 2192 REPORT a statement giving such information as is available for the end of June in the years 1923, 1925 and 1929.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Is my right hon. Friend aware that a very large number of lacemakers are working half-time?
§ Following is the statement:
|Insured persons aged 16–64, classified as belonging to the Lace Industry in Great Britain.|
|Date.||Estimated numbers insured.||Insured persons unemployed.||Differnce.|
|End of June, 1923||20,230||4,690||15,540|
|End of June, 1925||18,540||3,220||15,320|
|End of June, 1929||16,290||1,655||15,265|