§ 13. Mr. T. SMITH (for Mr. T. WILLIAMS)
asked the Minister of Labour how many registered unemployed persons have been unemployed continuously for six and 12 months, respectively, to the latest date for which figures are available?
At 23rd October, 1933, there were 705,661 persons applying for insurance benefit or transitional payments on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain who had been on the register for six months or more, of whom 465,82.4 had been on the register for 12 months or more. Corresponding figures are not available in respect of unemployed persons on the registers who were not applicants for benefit or transitional payments. A considerable proportion of these persons will have had one or more short spells of employment, lasting not more than three days each during the periods in question, but precise figures are not available.