§ 73. Mr. Sandys
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is in a position to announce the Government's plans for improving the national standard of physical fitness?
§ The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I hope that a White Paper explaining the Government's proposals will be issued on Thursday next.
|The statistics of employment compiled by the Ministry of Labour relate only to workpeople insured under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, and figures for individual industries can be given only for 1923 and subsequent years. The following table gives the available information for the cotton industry in Great Britain for 1923, 1925 and 1935:—|
|Date.||Age-group.||Estimated numbers insured.||Numbers of insured unemployed.||Difference.|
|June, 1923||…||…||18 years and over||…||511,680||114,161||397,519|
|16 and 17||…||55,760||8,021||47,739|
|June, 1925||…||…||18 years and over||…||519,720||46,844||472,876|
|16 and 17||…||53,430||1,958||51,472|
|June, 1935||…||…||18 to 64||…||421,390||96,922||324,468|
|16 and 17||…||20,940||1,363||19,577|
|14 and 15||…||27,100||772||26,328|