§ 7. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX
asked the Minister of Labour what percentages of workers in the furniture trade were unemployed in 1928; and what is the percentage at the present time?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
At 22nd October, 1928, 4.8 per cent. of insured persons 1223 in the furniture making and upholstering industry classification were recorded as unemployed in Great Britain. At 26th October, 1931, the percentage was 17.3.
§ Sir A. KNOX
In view of the large increase, will the right hon. Gentleman make representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for some protective duty to be put on?