HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c362W
Sir G. Mitcheson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the aggregate and percentage decrease in unemployment in the special areas since the passage into law of the Special Areas Act?

Mr. Butler

Between 26th November, 1934, and 21st June, 1937, the number of unemployed persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges which serve the Special Areas declined by 167,728, or 38 per cent.