asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of persons registered as unemployed in the Rotherham area up to the latest period, respectively male and female; the number who have been unemployed two years and over; and the number who are 45 years of age and over?
§ Mr. E. Brown
At 21st June, 1937, there were on the registers of the Rotherham Employment Exchange 11,960 males and 384 females aged 14 and over, including 9,000 males who had registered as unemployed on that day as the result of pit stoppages due to the demonstration of the Yorkshire Mine Workers' Association. Of the persons who were applicants for benefit or unemployment allowances, 742, all of whom were men, had been on the register for two years or more. An age analysis of the figures is not available for 21st June, but at 3519W 3rd May, 1937, out of 1,658 men and 289 women, aged 18 and over, on the Registers, 1,571 men and 23 women were aged 45 years or over.