§ 10. Sir Irving Albery
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons on the registers of the Rochester and Gravesend Employment Exchanges at the latest convenient date, and give corresponding figures for the years 1935, 1936, and 1937?
§ 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:
§ There is no separate Employment Exchange at Rochester, which is served by the Chatham Exchange. The following table shows the total numbers of unemployed persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of the Chatham and Gravesend Employment Exchanges (including the Juvenile Employment Bureaux) at a date in April of each of the years 1938, 1937, 1936 and 1935.
|4th April, 1938||2,741||1,571|
|19th April, 1937||2,569||1,349|
|27th April, 1936||3,424||1,845|
|15th April, 1935||4,478||2,217|
§ The figures for 4th April, 1938, have been compiled in accordance with the revised procedure for counting the unemployed introduced in September, 1937, 283 under which persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded from the figures.