§ Mr. FENBY
asked the Minister of Labour, in respect of how many persons who have ceased to be insurable under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, on account of being over 65 years of age, contributions were being paid by em-employers at the date nearest to 1st July, 1928, for which figures are available in insurable industry as a whole, and in the following industrial groups: Construction and repair of motor vehicles, cycles, and aircraft; hand tool, cutlery saw and file making; watches, clocks, plate, jewellery, &c., manufacture; silk and artificial silk; lace; and musical instrument making?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
It is estimated that during the first half of 1928 contributions were paid by employers in respect of approximately 270,000 persons who had ceased to be insurable under the 'Unemployment Insurance Acts by reason of having attained the age of 65. The contribution cards of such persons do not indicate the industry to which they belong, but it is estimated that the numbers in the industries named were approximately as follow:
Construction and repair of motor vehicles, cycles, and aircraft 2,100 Hand tool, cutlery, saw and file making 700 Watches, clocks, plate, jewellery, etc., manufacture 900 Silk and artificial silk 1,200 Lace 700 Musical instrument making 650