HC Deb 02 June 1930 vol 239 cc1768-9

asked the Minister of Labour if she has information showing to what extent the figures for unemployment have been increased by recent legislative changes or an actual lessened demand for labour?


Between 10th March, 1930, and 19th May, there was an increase of 195,639 in the number of persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain. The number wholly unemployed increased by 92,735 and the numbers temporarily stopped by 102,904. Of the increase on the numbers wholly unemployed approximately 60,000 was due to the operation of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1930, and not to an actual increase in unemployment.

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