HC Deb 29 May 1930 vol 239 cc1451-2
9. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of unemployed now registered at the Slough Employment Exchange; what was the number on the corresponding date last year; and how many workers have been transferred in the interval from depressed areas?


At 19th May, 1930, the number of persons on the registers of the Slough Employment Exchange exclusive of men from depressed areas attending Slough training centre was 537, as compared with 237 at 27th May, 1929. Between these dates, 452 persons have been transferred through the Exchanges from depressed areas to employment in the area of the Slough Exchange.


In view of that reply, will the Minister of Labour consider the possibility of stopping these transfers until local unemployment has fallen?


The situation is being very carefully watched, and, as a matter of fact, the transfers are being stopped.