HC Deb 31 July 1934 vol 292 cc2478-9W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons in parliamentary boroughs with a population not exceeding 155,000?


As the statistics of unemployment are not classified on the basis of Parliamentary Divisions, I regret that I am unable to give the information desired.


asked the Minister of Labour if he will supply figures showing the proportion which the numbers of child dependants and of adult dependants in respect of whom allowances are paid bear to the total number of adult males on benefit, now or for any recent period or date, distinguishing, if possible, between dependants of men on standard and on transitional benefit; and also similar figures of the proportion of dependants on adult females in receipt of benefit?


The following table gives the information desired, so far as it is available, for 14th May, 1934, the latest date for which statistics relating to the number of dependants have been obtained.

the sub-clerical grade are being given the same facilities as men members to retain their permanent status on assignment to the temporary investigating clerk grade of the Unemployment Assistance Board; and if not, what is the reason for differentiating between men and women in this respect?


This matter is under consideration. I will communicate with the hon. Member later.