HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 c2262W
Mr. Kennedy

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of unemployed jute workers in Scotland at 31st December last; and the number now unemployed?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

At 12th December, 1938, there were 5.606 insured persons, aged 14–64, in the jute industry classification recorded as unemployed at Employment Exchanges in Scotland; the total for 15th May, 1939, the latest date for which figures are available, was 4,9I7.