HC Deb 06 July 1937 vol 326 cc189-90W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Labour whether, taking the 324,000 persons on the register for benefit and unemployment allowances on 19th April who had been on such register for 12 months or more, he can state how many of these were men, how many were women, and how many were between 60 and 65 years of age?

Mr. E. Brown

The number of applicants for benefit or unemployment allowances on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain at 19th April, 1937, who had been continuously on the registers for 12 months or more was 320,981. Of these 302,390 were males and 18,591 were females. I regret that statistics showing the number, included in this total, who were aged 60–65 years are not available.

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