HC Deb 02 March 1948 vol 448 cc186-7
14. Mr. William Teeling

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed are registered in Brighton and Hove, how many were registered at the same time last year, and how many of those registered at present were employed in the hotel and entertainment industry.

Mr. Isaacs

The number at 16th February was 2,200, including 501 in the hotel and catering industry and 112 in the entertainments industry. At 22nd February, 1947, the number registered as unemployed was 6,846.

Mr. Teeling

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the unemployment figures for the hotel and catering industry have gone up or down in that year?

Mr. Isaacs

I am sorry I cannot; the hon. Gentleman did not ask me that question. I will inquire into the matter and let him have the figures.