§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in compiling future annual Reports covering the work of his Department., he will state separately the figures covering those who are unemployed and in receipt of benefit and those who are signing on at the exchanges but not drawing benefit; and if he will state separately the percentage of vacancies filled by those in receipt of benefit and those who are not receiving benefit at the date when work is found for them by the exchanges?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
An analysis of the live register, showing separately the number of "claims admitted or under consideration," is published monthly in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette." These figures give an indication of the number actually in receipt of benefit on the day of the return, for which the exact figure could not be ascertained separately without all unjustifiable amount of labour and expense. The figures asked for in the last part of the question could not, I am afraid, be obtained without undue expense.