§ Sir J. PENNEFATHER
asked the Minister of Labour what was the figure of unemployment when the Budget was passed last May and what it now is?
§ Mr. SHAW
The number on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain at 29th September was 1,198,800, as compared with 1,026,138 at 12th May, 1924. Certain considerations which affect the comparison between these numbers were given in ray reply of 8th October to the hon. Members for Woolwich West and Bilston.