HC Deb 13 December 1937 vol 330 cc805-6
43. Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of female workers in agriculture 21 years of age and over who were registered as unemployed during the 12 months ended 30th October, 1937, and the number who were in receipt of dependants' allowances?

Mr. E. Brown

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

Following is the statement:

The following table gives the information desired, so far as it is available.

Women, aged 21–64, insured under the Agricultural Scheme, recorded as unemployed in Great Britain.
Date. Total. Number of applicants for agricultural benefit with claims authorised for dependants' benefit.
14th December 5,280 *
25th January 6,314 *
22nd February 5,702 96
15th March 5,625 *
19th April 2,335 *
24th May 1,688 28
21st June 957 *
26th July 1,158 *
23rd August 1,620 22
13th September 1,471 *
18th October 1,889 *
15th November 6,106 66
(1) As from 1st February, 1937, private gardeners have been included within the agricultural scheme of unemployment insurance.
(2) The figures for September, October and November, 1937, have been compiled in accordance with the revised procedure for counting the unemployed under which persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded.
*(3) The numbers of applicants with claims authorised for dependants' benefit are ascertained once a quarter.
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