HC Deb 14 July 1936 vol 314 cc1877-9

asked the Minister of Labour the number of Durham men who have been trained in Government training centres since 1934; also the percentage of men that have been placed in employment on completion of a course at one of these centres during 1935–36?

Assistance Board as to the period of occasional sickness or incapacity during which an applicant for unemployment assistance is to be deemed to be capable of and available for work. The effect of the rules made under the Section is as stated in the question in the case of an applicant who falls sick after the beginning of the pay week.

75. Mr. JOHN

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who come under the Unemployment Assistance Board in the Rhondda area; and the number receiving assistance under the Regulations, with those receiving transitional benefit under the standstill orders?


As the reply includes a number of figure, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The following table shows for each of the employment exchanges in the Rhondda area the number of applicants for unemployment assistance at 22nd June, 1936, and the number of payments of unemployment allowances during the week ended 26th June, 1936, according to the Unemployment Assistance Regulations and according to transitional payments practice, respectively.

The number of payments during the week does not necessarily relate to the number of applicants on the Monday in that week.


I regret that statistics are riot available to enable me to answer the first part of the question. As regards the second part of the question, the highest percentage of men who entered employment after completing a course of training at a Government training centre during the 12 months ended 31st May, was 100 per cent., while the lowest percentage was 92.7 per cent. The average percentage for all centres during the period was 98.5 per cent.