HC Deb 11 February 1937 vol 320 cc615-6W
Major Herbert

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of unemployed in the Chepstow and Newport (Monmouthshire) areas; what proportion of these men have training in light industries; and what proportion have had no training in heavy industries?

Mr. E. Brown

The total number of unemployed persons (insured and uninsured) on the registers of the Employment Exchanges at Chepstow and Newport (Monmouthshire) at 14th December, 1936, were 474 and 6,286 respectively, of whom 403 at Chepstow and 5,463 at Newport were men aged 18 and over.

There is no information available which would show the proportions of these who have had training in light and heavy industries, respectively, but the statement below analyses the numbers of insured men aged 18–64 recorded as unemployed in these areas at 14th December last, according to the industries in which they were employed at July, 1936, or (if unemployed at that date) had previously been employed:—

(1) Chepstow.
Industry. Number.
Distributive Trades 67
Building 67
Public Works Contracting 39
Agriculture, Horticulture, etc. 33
Entertainments and Sports 31
Stone Quarrying 20
Road Transport 18
Constructional Engineering 16
Otber Industries and Services 92
(2) Newport (Mon.).
Industry. Number.
Dock, Harbour, etc., Service 1,060
Steel melting, etc. 948
Distributive Trades 472
Building 376
Shipbuilding and Ship repairing 367
Shipping Service 314
Public Works Contracting 296
Iron and Steel Tubes 172
Other Industries and Services 1,365