§ 13. Mr. Leslie
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the estimated loss of people from the county of
|Numbers of unemployed persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of Employment Exchanges which serve the Special Areas.|
|—||26th November, 1934.||10th July, 1939.||Decrease.|
|Durham and Tyneside||…||…||176,862||90,753||86, 109||48.7|
|South Wales and Monmouthshire||157,174||76,158||81,016||51.5|
§ 37. Mr. Brooke
asked the Minister of Labour particulars as to the age distribution of men unemployed in each of the 2596 Durham by emigration from 1931 to mid-1938, the latest date for which an estimate is obtainable, was 76,000; and whether there is any hope of new industries being established to prevent this constant drain of young people from the county?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I am aware that there has been considerable migration from this area, but would remind the hon. Member of the large number of new industrial undertakings which have been established in Durham with assistance in one form or another under the Special Areas Acts.
§ Mr. Leslie
Is the Minister aware that factories are still being erected in the London area, and will he use his influence to see that some of the factories are diverted to Durham?