HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc616-7W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of applicants for unemployment benefit to the Dewsbury Employment Exchange for the three months ending 21st December, 1930; the number of applications which were successful;

CLAIMS to BENEFIT made in toe DEWSBURY AREA* in the period 14th October, 1930 to 12th January, 1931.
Men. Women. Juveniles. Total.
Number of fresh and renewal claims made 9,119 6,206 634 15,958
Number of claims disallowed by Courts of Referees on the ground—not normally insurable and will not normally seek to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment. 35 165 200
Separate figures giving the number of cases in which benefit was allowed are not available.
* The figures relate to claims made at the Dewsbury, Mirfield and Ossett Employment Exchanges.