HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc637-8W

asked the Minister of Health the number of persons, other than dependants, insured against unemployment who were in receipt of Poor Law relief on 31st December, 1929, or on the nearest available date, showing separately the number on the live register of the Employment Exchanges and the number not on the live register?


The average number of persons, exclusive of dependants, in receipt of domiciliary Poor Law relief in England and Wales during December, 1929, who were unemployed and insured under the Unemployment Insurance Acts was 53,535. As it is the policy of boards of guardians in the case of unemployed persons to require registration at an Employment Exchange as one of the conditions of being afforded Poor Law relief, although the precise number not maintaining registration cannot be stated, it is probably very small.

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