HC Deb 14 May 1931 vol 252 cc1338-9
8. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Labour if she will state the number of men and women placed, respectively, in employment last year by the different Employment Exchanges; and the six highest totals of these placings according to industries?


As the reply includes a number of figures, I will circulate a statement, if I may, in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

During 1930, 1,083,189 vacancies for men and 476,587 for women, were filled by Employment Exchanges in Great Britain. The chief trade groups in which the vacancies for men were filled were: Public works contracting and general labouring, 350,214; Building, 154,676: Transport, 92,165; Engineering, 75,143; Shipbuilding, 34,743; and Commerce, 33,730. For women the chief groups in which vacancies were filled were: Domestic Service (including hotels, restaurants, etc., as well as private domestic service), 153,325; Cotton, 43,034; Dress, 35,729; Commerce, 23,242; Miscellaneous Textile Trades, 22,780; and Food, Drink and Tobacco, 13,124.