HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c784
12. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Minister of Labour whether his figures for the persons employed include those engaged on air-raid precautions, etc., and the various controls; and whether his figures for the persons unemployed include friendly aliens seeking work here?

Mr. E. Brown

The compilation of estimates of the numbers of insured persons in employment has been suspended since September last, as the information required is no longer available. The unemployment figures compiled by my Department include all persons registered at Employment Exchanges as applicants for work.

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