§ 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.|
|(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.|