HC Deb 06 December 1934 vol 295 cc1791-2
4. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Minister of Labour the number of mineworkers registered as wholly unemployed in South and West Yorkshire, respectively, on the latest date available, and the comparable figures for 1931 and 1930?


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

Following is the reply:

Insured persons, aged 16 to 64, in the coalmining industry classification recorded as wholly unemployed at Employment Exchanges in the undermentioned areas.

Area. 27th Oct., 1930. 26th Oct., 1931. 22nd Oct., 1934.
South Yorkshire. 10,829 14,400 15,597
West Yorkshire. 7,884 8,693 8,128