HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 cc686-7
21. Mr. Burke

asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled ex-service men are at present registering as unemployed; and what was the number at the last convenient date before the outbreak of war?

Mr. E. Brown

A special count of the number of disabled ex-service men registered as unemployed was made on 8th April. I will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as possible, and will circulate a statement in the Official Report. On 3rd July last, the number was 26,220.

Mr. Burke

Can the Minister say whether any particular steps are being taken to find work?

Mr. Brown

Certainly. Regular, specific, definite and local steps.