HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc378-9W
Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons registered at the Walworth Road, Borough, Employment Exchange, as at the last convenient date, showing the figures, separately, of men, women, boys and girls; and the number of persons who have found employment for one month or more through this Employment Exchange during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date?

Mr. E. Brown

The numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of the Borough (Walworth Road) Employment Exchange at 15th March, 1937, were:

Men aged 18 years and over 8,035
Boys aged 14 and under 18 years 74
Women aged 18 years and over 2,190
Girls aged 14 and under 18 years 38
Total 10,337

The following table shows the number of young persons below the age of 21, who were assisted, through the Department, to obtain employment in other areas during the year 1936 from Liverpool, Bootle, St. Helens, Birkenhead and Wallasey.

Boys, 14 and under 18. Girls, 14 and under 18. Young persons 18 and under 21.
Men. women.
Liverpool 499 6 51 260
Bootle 49 8 8 134
St. Helens 15 26 5 48
Birkenhead 26 2 20
Wallasey 15 5
Total 604 40 66 467
NOTE.—The above table does not include young men aged 18–21 from the areas in question who have undertaken courses of training in Government Training or Instructional Centres and have subsequently obtained employment in other areas.

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