HC Deb 13 March 1939 vol 345 cc32-3
52. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has considered the annual report of the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee and the recommendation therein of higher unemployment benefit for farm workers; and whether, in the interest of the agricultural industry, he will have an early consultation with the Minister of Labour with a view to that recommendation being carried into effect in the near future?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

A draft Order giving effect to the recommendation was laid before Parliament on 9th March.

72. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Labour how many agricultural labourers are registered as available for employment at each Employment Exchange in the county of Derbyshire?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Lennox-Boyd)

As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

Table showing the numbers of males, aged 14 –64, insured under the agricultural scheme of unemployment insurance, who were recorded as unemployed at each local office in Derbyshire at 13th February, 1939:

Employment Exchange. Number
Alfreton 24
Ashbourne 29
Bakewell 8
Bamford 8
Belper 23
Bolsover 12
Borrowash 12
Chesterfield 78
Clay Cross 6
Derby 54
Dronfield 12
Eastwood 19
Eckington 10
Heanor 11
Ilkeston 13
Kimberley 14
Long Eaton 18
Matlock 20
Ripley 11
Shirebrook 5
Staveley 7
Swadlincote 8
Wirksworth 15
Derby J.E.Bx. 2
Buxton 17
Chapel en le Frith 8
Glossop 16
Hadfield 4
New Mills 3