HC Deb 13 March 1929 vol 226 cc1147-8W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of claims for unemployment benefit made by men, women and young persons, respectively, at the Leek Employment Exchange for the months of October, November and December, 1928, and for January and February, 1929, giving the figures for each month, together with the claims rejected in each case?


The following table gives the information desired up to 11th February, 1929, the latest date for which figures are available.

as employed in the lead industry, giving the numbers employed in lead mining and those engaged in the lead manufacturing industry?


Separate figures regarding the numbers of insured workpeople are not available in respect of lead mining or lead manufacturing as, for statistical purposes, each of these industries is included with others to form a single group. The number of insured persons aged 16 to 64 classified as belonging to lead, tin and copper mining at July, 1928, in Great Britain was 5,630. The corresponding figure for the manufacture of brass, copper, tin, zinc, lead, etc., was 37,180.