HC Deb 30 April 1930 vol 238 c187
47. Mr. HOFFMAN (for Mr. KELLY)

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women registered as unemployed from the cocoa and chocolate industry during each of the last three months; and the number registered as employed in that industry?


As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

The estimated number of insured persons, aged 16 to 64, classified as belonging to the cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery industry in Great Britain at July, 1929, was 72,310, of whom 24,490 were males and 47,820 females. The following table shows the numbers of insured persons recorded as unemployed in each of the last three months:

Date. Males. Females. Total.
27th January 2,766 6,171 8,937
24th February 2,854 6,072 8,926
24th March 3,196 7,422 10,618