HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 cc1735-6W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of juveniles employed in the cotton industry, and the number of persons in the industry registered as unemployed?


At July, 1927, there were approximately 16,190 boys and 33,030 girls aged 16 and 17 insured under the Unemployment Insurance Acts in Great Britain classified as belonging to the cotton textile industry. Figures in respect of the children under 16 in the industry at the same date are not available. The following table gives for the cotton textile industry the number of insured persons recorded as unemployed in Great Britain at 26th March, 1928:

Wholly Unemployed. Temporarily Stopped. Total.
Men 8,845 9,041 17,886
Boys 155 418 573
Women 11,139 21,042 32,181
Girls 234 984 1,218
Total 20,373 31,485 51,858

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