HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 c915W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the unemployment figures for the Stalybridge Parliamentary division of the county of Chester and the percentage decrease or increase on July, 1930?

Mr. E. Brown

The available statistics relate to persons registered as unemployed at the Stalybridge and Hyde Employment Exchanges. The number of such persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of these two exchanges at 15th May, 1939, was 3,839. This represents a decrease of 7,428, or 65.9 per cent., compared with 21st July, 1930.