HC Deb 14 November 1929 vol 231 c2191
18. Mr. SEXTON

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons, male and female, transferred from Poor Law relief to the live unemployed register during the past six months; and what effect, if any, this has had upon the apparent increase?


I regret that statistics giving the information desired are not available. I should, perhaps, explain that able-bodied persons drawing outdoor relief are for the most part on the Exchange register, so that, if there has been a transfer from relief to benefit, this would not show itself, except to a small extent, in the register figures.