HC Deb 28 June 1937 vol 325 cc1635-7

In Belgium, Denmark, Holland and Sweden, unemployment insurance is on

ment Exchanges, (2) claims admitted for insurance benefit, and (3) applications authorised for transitional payments or unemployment allowances, in each of the years 1931 to 1936:

the numbers registered as umemployed has, however, been complied by the International Labour Office.

The following Table showing the average numbers recorded as unemployed has been extracted from pages 715–723 of the May, 1937, issue of the "International Labour Review."

a voluntary basis, with subsidies from public funds, and is for the most part administered by trade unions. In Belgium, there are, in addition, official funds established by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. The following Table gives averages derived from statistics published each month by the countries concerned. For Belgium, the statistics relate to the numbers of persons who received benefit during the course of the month; for Denmark, to the numbers of persons in receipt of benefit at the end of the month; and, for Holland, to the average weekly numbers in receipt of benefit

(Nearest thousand: 000's omitted.)
Country. 1931. 1932. 1933. 1934. 1935. 1936.
Wholly Unemployed 79 161 168 183 165 122
Partially Unemployed 122 175 170 166 119 91
Denmark 36 61 57 47 55 57
Holland 51 60 59 48 44 37

The figures given in the two preceding Tables are not strictly comparable, in the case of any one country, over the whole period, owing to changes in their scope, or in legislation or in administrative practice. Moreover, owing to the wide diffferences between the systems in force in the various countries, the figures cannot properly be used for the purpose of comparisons between one country and another or with this country.