HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c703W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were employed in the mining industry in Lancashire on the 30th September last; and how many mine workers in the same county on the same date were registered as applicants for unemployment insurance benefit and / or unemployment assistance?

Mr. E. Brown

At 1st October, 1938, there were 57,512 wage earners on the colliery books in Lancashire. Out of an estimated total of 69,840 insured persons, aged 14–64, in the coal mining classification in Lancashire at July, 1938, 11,621 were recorded as unemployed at 17th October, 1938, the nearest date to 30th September for which figures are available. Figures showing the numbers in receipt of insurance benefit and unemployment allowances are not available.

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