HC Deb 01 August 1930 vol 242 cc916-7W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Minister of Labour if, taking the last number of unemployed, she will give the total of those on the live file, on the two-months' file, and on the dead file; and how many cases on the dead file have, as a result of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act, been taken out of the dead file and brought back into the live file?


At 23rd June, 1930, 1,850,781 insured persons were recorded as unemployed in Great Britain and this figure includes 1,756,042 unemployment books in the live files and 94,739 in the two months' file. At the same date there were 378,687 books in the dead files and these relate in the main to persons who by reason of death or other causes have passed out of unemployment insurance. It is estimated that up to 23rd June, as a result of the operation of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1930, approximately 35,000 books had been transferred from the dead file to the live file.

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