HC Deb 13 July 1936 vol 314 cc1691-2W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the numbers of unemployed persons, and the percentage thereof in relation to the numbers employed, in each of the industries of the sheltered type, including those industries relatively unexposed to foreign competition, at the most recent convenient date in 1936 and at a corresponding date in 1935, respectively?


Statistical tables showing the numbers and percentages of insured persons, aged 16–64, recorded as unemployed in each of the 104 industries for which figures are available, are published regularly in the monthly issues of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, and percentage comparisons are given for the previous month and for the corresponding months in each of the past two years. The latest figures, relating to 25th May, 1936, will be found on pages 216–219 of the June issue of the Gazette, and figures relating to 22nd June will be given in the next issue, to be published on 18th July. There is no generally accepted classification which would enable me to group the industries according to the extent to which they are sheltered from or exposed to foreign competition.