18. Mr. Davidson
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of registered unemployed in Scotland for the years ended September, 1937, and 1938, respectively?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The average numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Scotland for the years ended September, 1937, and September, 1938, were 248,111 and 250,559 respectively.
In view of the increase, may I ask the Minister if he will inspect these figures along with the increase in 570 Poor Law relief in Scotland, and then issue a public statement admitting his complete failure?
Can the Minister indicate to the House what increase in unemployment has taken place in Leith?
§ Mr. Lawson
May I draw your attention to the fact, Mr. Speaker, that the right hon. Gentleman is making propaganda in answering these supplementary questions?