HC Deb 13 April 1927 vol 205 cc381-2W

asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he can state in regard to the trainees at Claydon and Brandon, respectively, whose training was terminated for unsatisfactory conduct, the ages, the numbers of ex-service men, the number of married men, and the periods for which they had been unemployed; and whether there is any explanation of the fact that whilst at Brandon the number whose conduct was unsatisfactory was 4.8 per cent, of the relief schemes are received monthly, and relate in the main to the last Saturday in each month Statistics on a comparable basis are not available prior to October, 1923. The average number of persons so employed during the last three months of 1923 was 71,473, and for the years 1924, 1925 and 1926 the monthly average was 89,088, 104,214 and 87,968. The figures include persons employed on schemes assisted by the Unemployment Grants Committee, the Ministry of Transport and on schemes guaranteed under the Trade Facilities Acts, etc., but take no account of the employment provided indirectly, e.g., in the preparation and transport of materials.