HC Deb 10 March 1926 vol 192 cc2329-30W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Ministry of Labour percentage of juvenile unemployed in Sheffield does not represent the true percentage of juvenile unemployed in that town; and whether he will reconsider the decision to pay 75 per cent. only to the cost of the juvenile unemployed training centre in Sheffield, which was based on the Ministry of Labour percentage and not on the actual percentage of juvenile unemployed?


The unemployment percentage referred to in the conditions for this grant was that for insured juveniles as recorded at the Exchanges. The figures are taken on the same basis for all areas, and it would not be possible to adopt a different basis for a particular area; in fact there is no other basis which could be relied on to give accurate results as between one area and another.