§ 72. Mr. Dobbie
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered at the Rotherham Employment Exchange during the last three months of 1937, and the number in the corresponding period of 1938; and the number who have been unemployed for three years, two years, and one year, respectively?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ Table showing the numbers of unemployed persons, aged 14 and over, insured and uninsured, registered at the Rotherham Employment Exchange and Juvenile Employment Bureau at one date in each of the last three months of 1937 and 1938.
|Numbers on the Registers.|
§ The persons registered as unemployed on 12th December, 1938, included 5,197 applicants for insurance benefit or unemployment allowances, of whom 325 had been continuously on the registers for one year but less than two years, 170 for two1438
§ Mr. E. Brown
As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ The table below shows the numbers of unemployed men, women and juveniles on the registers of the Dartford, Erith and Bexley Heath Employment Exchanges at 16th January, 1939, and 17th January, 1938. There is no Employment Exchange at Crayford, and separate figures are not available for that area.
§ years but less than three years and 499 for three years or more.
§ Of the persons who had been on the registers for extended periods a proportion will have had one or more short spells of employment lasting not more than three days each, during such periods.
§ 73. Mr. Dobbie
asked the Minister of Labour the number of women and girls signing at the Rotherham Employment Exchange in January, 1938, and the number for the corresponding month in 1939; and whether he has any scheme in hand to deal with this problem?
§ Mr. Brown
At 17th January, 1938, 379 women, aged 18 and over, and 249 girls, aged under 18, were on the unemployed register of the Rotherham Employment Exchange. The corresponding figures for 16th January, 1939, were 499 women and 255 girls. Perhaps the hon. Member would like to discuss with me the possibility of schemes of training for women.
§ Mr. Thurtle
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reason for this great increase of unemployment among women?