HC Deb 02 August 1935 vol 304 c3012W

asked the Minister of Labour, whether he will state the number of boys between the ages of 16 and 17 on the books of the employment exchanges in London, in view of the fact that the London and surburban traders' association complain that, although they have advertised the fact that they are willing to pay £1 to £1 10s. per week for such employ.s, they have difficulty in obtaining from the employment exchanges boys between the ages of 16 and 17?


At 24th June, 1935, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 662 wholly unemployed boys aged 16 and 17 years on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the City and County of London.