§ 2. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed in the shipbuilding industry at the last available date, and comparable figures for the years 1932 and 1929?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
The number of insured persons in the shipbuilding and ship-repairing classification recorded as unemployed in Great Britain was 103,095 at 20th March, 1933, 107,823 at 21st March, 1932, and 47,698 at 25th March, 1929.
§ Mr. McENTEE
In view of the very large increase, is the Minister taking any steps to assist the unemployed men in the shipbuilding industry?
§ Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that employment is always better after four years of pure Tory Government?