§ 41. Mr. Brooke
asked the Minister of Labour the total reduction in unemployment in the Special Areas since the com missioners were first appointed; and whether the latest figures show a down ward or upward trend?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The total reduction in the number of unemployed persons of 14 years and over on the registers in the Special Areas since November, 1934, when the commissioners were first appointed, is 186,430 or 42 per cent. The figures show a steady and continuous downward movement since January of this year.