§ 44. Mr. Timmons
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of unemployed in the Bellshill, Uddingston and Baillieston districts; and the percentage that figure is of the insurable population.
§ Mr. Isaacs
At 15th October there were 322 unemployed insured persons aged 14 years and over on the registers of Uddingston employment exchange, including 16 men who had been classified as unsuitable for ordinary employment. This figure represents 7 per cent. of the number of unemployment books exchanged at the office in question. There arc no employment exchanges at Bellshill and Baillieston and separate figures for these areas are not available.
§ 73. Mrs. Jean Mann
asked the Minister of Labour the numbers registered as unemployed, men and women, at Coat-bridge and Airdrie.
§ Mr. Isaacs
At 15th October there were 383 insured men and 1,075 insured women, aged 18 years and over, registered as unemployed at Coatbridge employment exchange; at Airdrie the corresponding numbers were 433 men and 8:8 women. The figures exclude 87 men on the registers at Coatbridge and 115 at Airdrie who had been classified as unsuitable for ordinary employment.
§ Mrs. Mann
Mr. Speaker, I could hardly hear a word for the noise on the benches. I am very sorry that I could not hear the reply, although I am sitting 215 very near to my right hon. Friend. I would like to ask him further if he could tell me, perhaps in a written reply, since I have not heard him orally, what percentage relationship these figures bear to the total insured population of those burghs?
§ 74. Mr. Alexander Anderson
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed in the Motherwell and Wishaw, Hamilton and Larkhill exchanges, respectively, and the percentage that is of the insurable population; and the number of unemployed in Hamilton and Larkhill and the proportion that is of the insurable population.
§ Mr. Isaacs
As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The following statement shows the numbers of unemployed insured persons aged 14 years and over on the Registers of the undermentioned employment exchanges at 15th October, 1945, and these numbers expressed as percentages of the numbers of unemployment books exchanged at the offices in Question:
§ The figures exclude persons on the Registers who had been classified as unsuitable for ordinary employment numbering 104 at Motherwell, 42 at Wishaw, 138 at Hamilton and 93 at Larkhall.