HC Deb 14 July 1938 vol 338 cc1490-1
10. Mr. Kennedy

asked the Minister of Labour the number of knitwear operatives now unemployed and working on short time in Scotland?

Mr. E. Brown

The numbers of insured persons, aged 16–64, in the hosiery industry recorded as unemployed in Scotland at 13th June, 1938, were 1,876 wholly unemployed and 1,438 temporarily stopped, whether under short time working or otherwise. There were also 103 juveniles, aged 14 and 15, recorded as unemployed.

Mr. Mathers

Has the right hon. Gentleman any details of the districts where that unemployment exists?

Mr. Brown

I will see whether I can get the information in that form.