§ Mr. WHITE
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons applying for insurance benefit or unemployment allowances at Birkenhead, New Ferry, Employment Exchanges and clearing house, have been unemployed for periods in excess of six months, one, two, and three years, respectively, as on the last convenient date?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The following table gives the information desired:
NUMBERS OF APPLICANTS for insurance benefit or unemployment allowances on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Birkenhead* at 21st October, 1935, who had been continuously on the registers for six months or more.
Period on registers. Numbers. 6 months but less than 12 months 847 1 year but less than 2 years 766 2 years but less than 3 years 368 3 years or more 520
Of the persons who had been on the registers for extended periods a proportion, which will increase as the period on the register increases, will have had one or more short spells of employment lasting not more than three days each during such periods.
* The figures relate to the Birkenhead and New Ferry Employment Exchanges and F. Clearing House.