HC Deb 16 May 1938 vol 336 c49W
Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of persons in receipt of unemployment assistance at Castleford, Normanton, and Pontefract at the latest available date, and the comparable figures for 1937 and 1936?

Mr. E. Brown:

The following table shows the numbers of payments of unemployment assistance allowances (exclusive of payments in supplementation of insurance benefit) made at the Castle-ford, Normanton, and Pontefract Employment Exchanges during one week at the end of April in each of the years 1938, 1937 and 1936:

Week ended. Castle-ford. Normanton. Pontefract.
29th April, 1938 1,551 371 432
30th April, 1937 1,912 475 1,241
1st May, 1936 2,320 572 1,224

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