HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc562-3

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed persons were drawing benefit payable from the Unemployment Insurance Fund, benefit payable from moneys provided by Parliament under the transitional provisions, and outdoor relief paid by the public assistance committees, respectively, on the most recent date for which statistics are available on a comparable basis?


At 29th December, 1930, there were on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain ap- proximately 1,973,000 persons in receipt of benefit who satisfied the full first statutory condition, and in addition about 383,000 in receipt of benefit under transitional conditions. The average number of unemployed persons, exclusive of dependants, in receipt of outdoor Poor Law relief in Great Britain in December, 1930, who were registered for employment was about 64,300, but in a number of these cases benefit was also being received under the Unemployment Insurance Acts. The precise number of such cases is not available.