§ Sir H. CROFT
asked the Minister of Labour the total sum paid in unemployment insurance benefit to steel and iron workers from 1920 to 1927, inclusive; and the figures for Poor Law relief to these workers for the same period?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The records of unemployment benefit do not distinguish1812W
number, grading, and total emoluments, including bonus and allowances, of civil servants employed whole or part time as private secretaries to Ministers and permanent officials in Government Departments on 1st August, 1914, and 1927?
The particulars asked for are as follow:
the amounts paid in separate trades. Records of the numbers of workpeople unemployed by trades have, however, been maintained since June, 1923. Assuming that the workpeople in the steel and iron trades (including pig iron and iron and steel melting, rolling and forging) drew the same average amount of unemployment benefit per head as unemployed workpeople generally, and allowing for the relatively small proportion of women and juveniles included, it is estimated that the total amount of unemployment benefit paid to them during the period June,1923, to December, 1927, was in the neighbourhood of £9,500,000. Records of Poor Law relief paid to work-people in separate trades are not available.