HC Deb 06 April 1936 vol 310 cc2415-6
56. Captain MACNAMARA

asked the Minister of Labour how many married women were employed in insurable employment in the country on 1st March, 1936; how many married women were in receipt of unemployment insurance benefit on 1st March, 1936; and how many claims for unemployment benefit by married women have been refused in the past 12 months on the ground that these women were unable to prove the conditions required by paragraph 4 of the Statutory Rules and Orders, 1931, No. 818, Unemployment Insurance Anomalies Regulation s, 1931?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Lieut.- Colonel Muirhead)

At July, 1932, the latest date for which figures have been obtained, it was estimated, on the basis of a sample enquiry, that there were approximately 655,000 married women and widows in Great Britain insured against unemployment. A special inquiry relating to 4th November, 1935, showed that at that date, 87,886 married women were applicants for unemployment benefit or unemployment allowances. The number of claims for unemployment benefit or unemployment allowances disallowed by Courts of Referees in Great Britain during the 12 months ended 29th February, 1936, under paragraph 4 of the Anomalies Regulations was 41,361. This figure relates to claims and the number of separate individuals concerned is not available.