HC Deb 02 March 1939 vol 344 cc1460-1W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the numbers of unemployed signing at Woolwich Employment Exchange and sub-exchanges on 1st February, 1939, or nearest convenient date; and figures showing at corresponding dates in 1931 and 1935, respectively?

Mr. E. Brown

The following Table shows the total numbers of unemployed persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of the Woolwich and Bexley Heath Employment Exchanges at a date in January, 1931, 1935, and 1939:

Date. Woolwich. Bexley Health.
26th January, 1931 7,087 *
20th January, 1935 4,828 1,248
16th January, 1939 3,199 1,364

* There was no separate Employment Exchange at Bexley Heath in January, 1931.

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