HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 cc616-7
79. Sir G. HURST

asked the Minister of Labour the latest figures as to the number of unemployed persons in Manchester and Salford; and how does such number compare with the corresponding number in May, 1929?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)

At 1st June, 1931, there were 95,796 persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the Manchester and Salford areas. The number at 3rd June, 1929, was 36,064.


Do not these figures afford an excellent illustration of Socialism in our time?