HC Deb 21 December 1933 vol 284 cc1477-8W

asked the Minister of Labour (1) the number of persons who were unemployed in the borough of Stepney on the latest date for which statistics are available, giving the number of people wholly unemployed and partially employed men and women, respectively;

(2) the number of British seamen out of employment on the latest available date in 1933 and on the same date in 1932 and 1931, respectively?

Date. Permanent Staff. Temporary Staff. Totals.
19th December, 1932 7,885 10,989 18,874
11th December, 1933 (the latest date for which figures are available). 9,557 7,698 17,255

The increase in the permanent staff is almost wholly accounted for by the


At 20th November, 1933, there were 8,151 unemployed men, 1,534 women and 196 juveniles resident in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney on the registers of Employment Exchanges. It is estimated that these figures include about 8,110 men and 1,340 women who were wholly unemployed and 40 men and 200 women who were temporarily stopped.

The number of unemployed seamen, aged 18 and over, on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain was 39,800 at 23rd October, 1933, 42,343 at 24th October, 1932, and 41,272 at 26th October, 1931. Separate statistics in respect of seamen of British nationality are not available.