HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 cc40-1W
Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of unemployed men and women resident in the borough of Southwark on the registers of the Employment Exchange at the last convenient date?

Mr. E. Brown

On 14th December, 1936, there were 7,487 unemployed men and 2,052 unemployed women, aged 18 years and over, on the registers of the Borough (Walworth Road) Employment Exchange. Of these 4,241 men and 1,490 women were resident in the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.

Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Labour whether the plans for the erection of the new permanent building to house the Employment Exchange for the borough of Southwark have been completed; and when this building is expected to be finished?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

(for the First Commissioner of Works): I have been asked

23rd November, 1936. 14th December, 1936.
Industry. Number. Per cent. Number. Per cent.
Building 508 6.7 854 11.3
General Engineering, etc 204 1.9 251 2.3
Printing, Publishing and Bookbinding 99 2.9 116 3.4
Hosiery 1,223 3.9 2,070 6.6
Boots, Shoes, etc 2,662 13.6 2,901 14.7
Distributive Trades 826 5.6 763 5.2
Other Industries and Services 2,533 7.0 2,435 6.8
Total 8,055 6.5 9,390 7.6

Note.—The figures given in the Table are exclusive of agricultural workers. The numbers of such workers, aged 16–64, recorded at the Leicester Employment Exchange as unemployed were 43 at 23rd November, and 44 at 14th December.