HC Deb 29 October 1937 vol 328 cc423-4W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of persons registered for employment in the hosiery and underwear trades who were, respectively, unemployed either wholly or partially, at the latest convenient date in October, 1936, showing separate figures for the city of Leicester?

Mr. E. Brown

The following table shows the numbers of insured persons in the hosiery (including hosiery underwear) industry, recorded as unemployed (a) in Great Britain and (b) at Leicester, at 13th September, 1937, the latest date for which such figures are available.

Great Britain. Leicester.
Aged 16–4 years:
Wholly unemployed 3,535 700
Temporarily stopped 5,173 1,091
Aged 14 and 15 years 158 1


(1) Separate statistics of the numbers wholly unemployed and temporarily stopped are not available for persons under the age of 16.

(2) The above figures have been complied in accordance with the revised procedure for counting the unemployed, under which persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded from the figures. On the original basis the total numbers recorded as unemployed at 13th September in the hosiery industry were 9,620 in Great Britain and 2,142 in Leicester.