§ Mr. STOREY
asked the Minister of Labour (1) the number and percentage of insured workers in the shipbuilding, ship-repairing and marine engineering industries unemployed at the latest convenient date in each of the following areas: the Clyde, the Tyne and the Wear;
(2) the number of insured workers in the shipbuilding, ship repairing and marine engineering industries on 31st December or nearest convenient date in 1933 and 1928 in each of the following areas: the Clyde, the Tyne and the Wear?
, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 22nd February, 1934, col. 479; Vol. 286], supplied the following statement:Numbers and percentages of insured persons in the shipbuilding and ship-repairing and marine engineering industry classifications recorded as unemployed at 22nd January, 1934, in certain areas.
Area. Numbers unemployed. Percentage unemployed. Shipbuilding and ship-repairing.* Clyde … 24,752 70.6 Tyne … 16,881 67.7 Wear … 7,101 86.9 Marine Engineering. Clyde … 6,351 49.2 Tyne … 4,090 44.7 Wear … 2,032 73.3Estimates of the numbers of insured persons in individual industries are made once a year only and relate to the beginning of July. The following Table gives the particulars desired as to the estimated numbers of insured persons in the shipbuilding and ship-repairing, and marine engineering industry classifications.
Area and Date. Shipbuilding and ship-repairing.* Marine Engineering. July, 1928. Clyde … 45,410 17,440 Tyne … 29,550 10,120 Wear … 11,250 3,600 July, 1933. Clyde … 35,070 12,910 Tyne … 24,940 9,160 Wear … 8,170 2,770 * Separate figures are not available for ship-repairing.