HC Deb 20 April 1937 vol 322 c1588
66. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and boys between the ages of 18 and 64 who have been unemployed in the administrative county of Durham and the boroughs of Sunderland and South Shields for the periods of one, two, three, four, and five years, respectively?

Mr. E. Brown

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

Following is the reply:

Table showing the numbers 7f male claimants for benefit and applicants for unemployment allowances, aged 18–64, on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the Administrative County of Durham and in Sunderland and South Shields, respectively, at 15th March, 1937, who had been continuously on the registers for one year or more. Corresponding figures are not available for persons on the registers who were not applying for benefit or allowances.