asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the average number of unemployed during the 10 years previous to 1909?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have been asked by my right hon. Friend to reply to this question. There are no records of total numbers of unemployed workpeople, but the mean annual percentage of the members of trade unions, which make monthly returns to the Board of Trade, unemployed during the 10 years 1899 to 1908 was 4.3.