HC Deb 19 May 1938 vol 336 c548
3. Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour the estimated number of working days lost owing to unemployment by persons registered at Employment Exchanges in Great Britain for the calendar years 1935, 1936, and 1937?

Mr. E. Brown

It is estimated that the total number of working days lost owing to unemployment, by insured persons aged 16–64 (exclusive of persons within the agricultural scheme of unemployment insurance) recorded as unemployed in Great Britain was approximately 600 million in 1935, 520 million in 1936, and 435 million in 1937, out of a total possible working time for the corresponding insured population as a whole of roughly 3,900 million, 4,000 million and 4,100 million days respectively during those years.