HC Deb 18 July 1935 vol 304 c1239W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can furnish an estimate of the increased extent to which unemployed juveniles are now included in the live register of the Employment Exchanges as a consequence of the insurance of juveniles between the ages of 14 and 16?


While the lowering of the age of entry into insurance so as to include persons under the age of 16 years has no doubt resulted in the registration for employment of some boys and girls who would not otherwise have registered, I regret that I have no statistics which would enable me to estimate the extent to which this has occurred.