HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 cc515-6
5. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Labour the number at the last convenient date of unemployed persons in receipt of statutory benefit in the County of Fife under the age of 25, between the ages of 25 and 50, and over 50 years of age?

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:

The table below gives an age analysis of the numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the County of Fife who were claiming insurance benefit (including agricultural benefit) at 1st November, 1937. The figures include a small proportion of cases in which claims had been suspended or disallowed or were under consideration for which separate particulars are not available.

Age Group. Number.
18–24 years 956
25–44 years 1,494
45–54 years 454
55–64 years 419
Total, aged 18–64 3,323

Figures showing the numbers aged 45 and under 50, are not available. At 15th November, 1937, there were on the registers of the exchanges in question 246 applicants for benefit aged 16 and under 18.