These allowances will begin on Mr. LUNN asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons receiving allowance from the Unemployment Assistance Board?
These allowances will begin on the first appointed day which it is proposed should be the 7th January next.
I think if the hon. Member will study the decrease in unemployment and the increase in employment since the time he sat upon these benches, he will be able to test the measure of the Government's success.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the right hon. Gentleman give the statistics of the increasing number of persons on relief?
§ 29. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can arrange to include in the monthly statistics of unemployment supplied to the Press a table showing the unemployment in the five main groups, namely: manufacturing, mining and quarrying, building and contracting, transport, and services?
I regret that it would not be possible to include these additional statistics without delaying the issue of the statement to the Press. As my hon. Friend knows, comprehensive statistics for 102 industry groups are regularly published each month in the Ministry of Labour Gazette.