HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 c3519W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Labour if, taking the latest totals of those who have been continuously unemployed for over 12 months, he can state the number of these men in the special areas between the ages of 18 and 64?

Mr. E. Brown

At 21st June, 1937, the number of men aged 18–64 who were applicants for insurance benefit or unemployment allowances at Employment Exchanges wholly or partly serving the Special areas, and had been continuously on the registers of those Exchanges for 12 months or more was 101,093. A proportion of these applicants may have had one or more short spells of employment, lasting not more than three days each, during the period of continuous registration. The corresponding figure for Great Britain as a whole was 283,771.