HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 cc1295-6
4. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Labour the average number of workpeople signing at the Bristol employment exchanges for each of the years 1919 to 1923, and 1945 to 1949.

Mr. Isaacs

With permission, I will circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Awbery

I am obliged to my right hon. Friend, and I know that when they are given they will be significant. I assure him that I will let the workers of Bristol know what they are.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Will the right hon. Gentleman also include the figures for the years 1929 to 1931?

Following is the reply:

Figures are not available for any year before 1922. For other years, the average figures are as follow: 1922, 17,600; 1923, 15,900; 1945, 1,000; 1946, 2,600; 1947, 2,800; 1948, 3,400; 1949 (January-November), 3,500.