3. Mr. JOHN RUTHERFORD
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of insurable and insured workers at present dealt with at Tottenham and Ponders End Employment Exchanges, resident in Edmonton in 1931, and at the latest convenient date, respectively?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I regret that statistics giving the desired information are not available as regard insured persons. The total numbers of unemployed persons, insured and uninsured, resident in the Urban District of Edmonton, on the registers of Tottenham Employment Exchange and Enfield and Ponders End Employment Exchange respectively at 15th April, 1935, the latest date for which statistics are available, were 1,477 and 612 respectively. At 23rd January, 1933, the earliest date for which comparable figures are available, the corresponding figures were 2,784 and 1,155 respectively.
While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask whether, in view of the tremendous growth of the district and the fact that over a dozen new factories have been started since the introduction of tariffs, my right hon. Friend will consider the establishment of an Employment Exchange in Edmonton for dealing with this potentially very big area?