HC Deb 30 November 1933 vol 283 cc1027-8
9. Mr. PRICE

asked the Minister of Labour the estimated saving to the Unemployment Fund resulting from the reduction in 1931 of the period of statutory unemployment benefit?


It is estimated that the effect of the limitation of the period of benefit introduced in November, 1931, has been to reduce the expenditure of the Unemployment Fund on insurance account in the two years up to October,

Monmouth on the date specified in October of each of the years 1927 to 1933.

Date. Number.
24th October, 1927 88,382
22nd October, 1928 86,559
21st October, 1929 47,502
27th October, 1930 74,104
26th October, 1931 76,917
24th October, 1932 93,254
23rd October, 1933 85,479

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed in the Neath area. Pontardawe area and Garnant area, for 1929, 1930, 1931–32 and to the last available date in 1933?


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

Following is the statement:

1933, by approximately £56,250,000, of which £54,000,000 relates to benefit and £2,250,000 to cost of administration.