HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 c321W
Mr. Parkinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of persons over 50 years of age who are registered as unemployed in Lancashire and the Wigan district on 31st March, 1938, and for the years 1933, 1935, and 1937, stating the number of men and women, separately, and separate figures for Lancashire and the Wigan district?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd,

pursuant to his reply(OFFICIAL REPORT, 13th April, 1938; col. 115o, Vol. 334),supplied the following statement:

The table below shows the numbers of unemployed men and women, aged 45–54, 55–64 and 65 years and over, on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Lancashire and in the Wigan area at 4th November, 1935, and 1st November, 1937. Corresponding figures are not available for the other dates mentioned in the question. Separate figures are not available for persons aged 50 and over.

Age Group. Lancashire. Wigan.
Men. Women. Men. Women.
4th November, 1935.
45–54 45,904 12,846 1,679 151
55–64 42,908 7,595 1,660 71
65 and over. 462 16 1
1st November, 1937
45–54 35,962 10,800 1,622 179
55–64 37,494 7,267 1,656 102
65 and over. 465 11 9
The figures for 1st November, 1937, have been compiled in accordance with the revised procedure for counting the uuemployed, introduced in September, 1937, under which persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded from the figures.