HC Deb 04 February 1947 vol 432 cc1543-4
3. Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the men unemployed in South Wales are regarded as

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. The Government's proposals in this matter have been repeatedly told in the House. These people are mainly in the development areas, where very successful efforts to introduce new industries have been carried on.

Mr. J. Langford-Holt

Can the Minister tell us how many of these are men disabled by the war?

Mr. Isaacs

I should be glad to give that information to the hon. Gentleman. The number is very small. I will get him the figures.

11. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women, including ex-Service personnel on release leave, not employed and temporarily stopped, on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Isaacs

At 9th December, 1946, there were 362,976 unemployed, including 269,660 males and 93,316 females, of whom 2,635 males and 1,696 females were temporarily stopped. At the end of November, there were 345,000 ex-Service men and women who had not taken up employment, made up of 330,000 men and 15,000 women.