HC Deb 03 May 1927 vol 205 cc1464-6W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who were registered as unemployed in the silk and artificial silk trade during the years ending 31st December, 1924, 1925, and 1926, respectively?


The average numbers of persons classified as belonging to the silk and artificial silk in- dustry recorded as unemployed in Great Britain were as follows:

1924 2,444
1925 3,656
1926 5,482

The figure for 1926 is, of course, affected by the dispute in the coal-mining industry.