asked the Minister of Labour (1) what is the total number of juveniles between the school-leaving age and 18 years of age at present registered as unemployed in the London area and in England and Wales, respectively;
(2) what is the total number of juveniles who have registered themselves at Labour Exchanges since 1st August of this year in the London area and in England and Wales, respectively?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
The number of juveniles (under 18 years of age) registered during the 13 weeks ended 6th November, 1922, at Employment Exchanges in the London area was 38,921, and in England and Wales 124,517. The corresponding numbers remaining registered on 13th November were 15,960 in the London area, and 70,904 in England and Wales. I would point out that for various reasons, and particularly because boys and girls under 16 are not insured against unemployment, these figures fall considerably short of the total number of boys and girls out of employment.