§ 54. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour if he can state the number of persons registered at Employment Exchanges for the first week ended in November, 1931, and the number on the nearest available date; and the number of persons who have applied for transitional payments since the operation of the means test to the nearest available date?
At 2nd November, 1931, there were 2,710,944 persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain. The number at 26th September, 1932, was 2,858,011. The total number of initial applications for transitional payments between 12th November, 1931, and 1st October, 1932, was 2,283,563.
§ 55. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons refused transitional benefit who have discontinued registering at Employment Exchanges and are still unemployed?