HC Deb 18 June 1936 vol 313 cc1190-1W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the total amount paid out in unemployment benefit in Edinburgh and Leith, respectively, during the year ended 1st May, 1936, or the nearest convenient date, and similar particulars for each of the preceding five years?


The total amounts paid in unemployment benefit and transitional payments or unemployment allowances direct through Employment Exchanges in Edinburgh and Leith (including Portobello) during the year ended 8th May, 1936, and each of the preceding five years were as shown below:

The comparability of the figures is affected by the introduction of the transitional payments scheme in November, 1931, and by legislation in 1934 and 1935 relating to unemployment insurance and unemployment assistance.