§ Mr. BARKER
asked the Minister of Labour the number on the unemployment register at Blaina, Abertillery, and Crumlin Exchanges, respectively, on 31st January, 1926, and on 31st January, 1927?
§ Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Labour the percentage of unemployment in building, construction of works, shipbuilding, construction of vehicles, and saw-milling each year from 1920 to 1926, respectively?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The following are the figures at quarterly intervals for 1926. The earlier figures will be found on pages 54 to 73 of the Eighteenth Abstract of Labour Statistics of the United Kingdom (Cmd. 2740)
Way of manual labour. Moreover, owing to a change in the basis of classification and in the statistical grouping of indus 1125W tries introduced in June, 1923, the figures from that date onwards are not strictly comparable with those for earlier periods.