§ 6. Sir A. POWNALL (for Sir ARTHUR STEEL-MAITLAND)
asked the Minister of Labour into how many trades the insured occupations are subdivided by the Ministry of Labour for the purpose of their monthly analysis of employment; in how many trades is there a decrease of unemployment in the latest figures as compared with the corresponding period for last year; and in how many has there been an increase?
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Am I to understand from the right hon. Gentleman that in the reply he explains why there is this large increase, and if it is due to the fact that so many people are not getting unemployment insurance benefit?
§ Following is the statement:
§ Miss BONDFIELD
For the purpose of statistics of employment and unemployment, industry is divided into 100 groups. In two of these groups the figures for 26th May, 1930, showed a decrease as compared with the corresponding date last year in the numbers and percentages of insured persons unemployed.