HC Deb 17 February 1938 vol 331 c2100W
Mr. C. Brown

asked the Minister of Labour the number of hosiery workers, both men and women, temporarily stopped and totally unemployed, on the registers of the Employment Exchanges at Sutton-in-Ashfield and Mansfield, respectively, at the end of September, 1937, and January, 1938?

Mr. E. Brown

The following table shows the numbers of insured men and women, aged 18–64, in the hosiery industry, recorded as unemployed at the Sutton-in-Ashfield and Mansfield Employment Exchanges at 13th September, 1937, and 17th January, 1938, distinguishing those wholly unemployed and those temporarily stopped:

Council of the League. In 1935 the Assembly decided that the problem was one suitable for solution by an international convention. A draft convention was drawn up by the expert committee in that year and circulated to governments. Sufficient replies had been received from governments by October, 1936, to enable the Council to decide on the convocation of an international conference on the subject at a date to be fixed later. It has not, however, been possible so far to fix the date of this conference, as certain of the principal maritime countries, whose participation is essential, have not as yet signified their willingness to take part in it.