HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 cc702-3W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour how many cotton trade operatives were engaged in that industry on 30th September last; and how many cotton operatives on the same date were registered as applicants for unemployment insurance benefit and/or unemployment assistance?

Mr. E. Brown

Out of an estimated total of 413,870 insured persons aged 14–64 in the cotton industry classification in Great Britain at July, 1938, 94,682 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.