HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2084-5
6. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons in receipt of unemployment insurance benefit and unemployment assistance, respectively, at the latest date available at Normanton, Castleford and Pontefract; and the comparative figures for the last two years?

Mr. E. Brown

As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Smith

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether these figures show that unemployment is any less?

Table showing the numbers of payments of insurance benefit and unemployment allowances made direct to applicants at the Normanton, Castleford and Pontefract Employment Exchanges during one week in February of the years 1938, 1937 and 1936.
Week ended Normanton. Castleford. Pontefract.
25th February, 1938 Benefit 519 1,086 399
Allowances 361 1,586 424
26th February, 1937 Benefit 597 1,069 579
Allowances 511 1,974 1,289
28th February, 1936 Benefit 807 1,287 1,158
Allowances 562 2,376 1,210
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