HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 c1297
9. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered in Bedford at the latest convenient date; and how the figures compare with those for 1938.

Mr. Isaacs

One hundred and eighty-one at 14th November, 1949, and 901 at 14th November, 1938.

Mr. J. Langford-Holt

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the figure would be much larger if we had not American aid, which would mean, according to the Lord President of the Council, two million unemployed?