§ 3. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were unemployed at Doncaster on 1st May, 1933, or the nearest date when figures were available and similar figures for the comparable date in 1932?
The number of unemployed persons on the registers of the Doncaster Employment Exchange was 10,338 at 24th April, 1933, and 14,356, at 25th April, 1932.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Has the hon. Gentleman any figures for the last fortnight with regard to the large number of miners who have been dismissed?
The hon. Member knows that the figures for the 24th April are the last that we have. No doubt when the count which was taken last Monday is received, I shall be able to give him further information, but there was a definite drop of 4,000 during the period ending the 24th April.
These are men who were registered at the Doncaster Employment Exchange, and no doubt some of them may live in the Don Valley.