§ 5. Mr. MARCUS
asked the Minister of Labour the number of claims for unemployment benefit made and the number disallowed since 1st May, 1930, by the court of referees in Dundee?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
During the period 13th May, 1930, to 8th June, 1931, 145,633 claims to benefit were made at the Employment Exchanges from which claims to benefit are referred to the Dundee court of referees. During the same period the total number of claims considered by the court of referees was 5,069, of which 3,896 were disallowed. These figures relate to claims and not to separate individuals.
19. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTANDOYLE
asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of the persons now in receipt of unemployment insurance or transitional benefit have been in continuous receipt of benefit for three
§ Following is the statement:
|The latest available figures were obtained from a sample of 1 in 200 of claimants aged 18 to 64 on the Registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain at 2nd February, 1931, and the following Table shows the percentages in the sample who at that date had been continuously unemployed for various periods. It is possible that during a small proportion of the periods stated unemployment benefit was not paid.|
|Days of continuous unemployment.||Men.||Women.||Total.|
|On standard benefit.||On transitional benefit.||Total.||On standard benefit.||On transitional benefit.||Total.||On standard benefit.||On transitional benefit.||Total.|
|Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Per cent.||Percent.||Per cent.|
|12 months or more.||1.7||20.2||5.0||2.2||21.0||5.0||1.8||20.3||5.0|