HC Deb 17 June 1935 vol 303 c15

asked the Minister of Labour the number of juveniles between the ages of 14 to 16 and 16 to 18 years of age now unemployed?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. Ernest Brown)

At 20th May, 1935, the latest date for which statistics are available, there were 73,779 unemployed boys and girls aged 14 and 15 years, and 46,739 aged 16 and 17 years, on the registers of Employment Exchanges and Juvenile Employment Bureaux in Great Britain.

Viscountess ASTOR

In view of the immense number of juveniles unemployed, would the right hon. Gentleman, now that he is in the Cabinet, urge the raising of the school-leaving age?