§ 39. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour the number of insured juveniles between the ages of 16 and 18; and how many of them who were unemployed at the end of June had been so for more than three months?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
At the beginning of July, 1933, the latest date for which figures are at present available, the number of juveniles, aged 16 and 17 years, insured under the Unemployment Insurance Acts in Great Britain, was 899,700. I am unable to state the total number of insured juveniles who have been unemployed for over three months, but of 22,516 juveniles who, at 25th June, 1934, were applicants for unemployment insurance benefit, 2,094 had been on the registers for three months or longer.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
In view of those figures, am I right in assuming that the current statement that many thousands of children of these ages are walking the streets without jobs is without foundation?