§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of cases, at the most recent date, being assisted by the Unemployment Assistance Board in each of the urban districts of Aspull, Blackrod, Horwich, Hindley, and Westhoughton?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The available figures relate to Employment Exchange areas and not to local authority areas. The table below shows the numbers of payments of unemployment assistance allowances made through the Exchanges in question during the week ended 24th November, 1939; the figures include allowances in supplementation of insurance benefit and allowances under the672W Unemployment Assistance (Prevention and Relief of Distress) Regulations, 1939:
Aspull … … 287 Horwich … … 161 Hindley … … 873 Westhoughton … … 303
There is no separate Exchange at Blackrod; the figures for that locality are included in those for Horwich.