HC Deb 30 November 1931 vol 260 cc778-80W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of insured persons, under the Unemployment Insurance Act, on 31st December, 1913, and also on the latest date where the information is available, specifying the number of women in each ease?


In July, 1914, the date nearest to December, 1913, for which these statistics can be given, the number insured under the National Insurance (Part II) (Unemployment Insurance) Act was 2,326,000 of whom approximately 10,000 were females. The Unemployment Insurance scheme then applied only to a small number of trades. At July, 1921, shortly after the extension of the scheme in November, 1920, the estimated number insured in Great Britain aged 16 and over was 11,080,950, including 3,106,660 females. At July, 1931, the number insured aged 16 to 64 was 12,500,000 including 3,479,000 females.