§ 5. Sir GERALD HURST
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons are registered as unemployed, according to the latest available figures, in Lancashire; and what is the increase in their number since May, 1929?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
On 3rd March, 1930, there were 333,412 persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Lancashire; an increase of 103,179 as compared with 27th May, 1929.
§ Sir G. HURST
Will the right hon. Lady communicate those figures to the Chancellor of the Exchequer before he decides to impose fresh charges on industry?