HC Deb 06 July 1937 vol 326 cc181-2
59. Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Labour the number of miners in Yorkshire who are registered at the Employment Exchanges as being unemployed; and how many of such are in the age groups 50–54, 55–60 and 61–65?

Mr. Butler

The numbers of insured persons, aged 14–64, recorded as unemployed, in the coal mining industry classification, at Employment Exchanges in Yorkshire at 21st June, 1937, were 11,114 wholly unemployed and 46,248 temporarily stopped. It is estimated that the number temporarily stopped would have been about 27,000 less but for a temporary suspension of work at a number of coal mines owing to the annual Demonstration of the Yorkshire Mine Workers' Association on 21st June. I regret that statistics showing the number of unemployed coal miners in the age groups specified are not available.

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