§ Mr. Trevor Cox
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the unemployment figures for the division of Stalybridge and Hyde at the present moment; and the percentage increase or decrease on August, 1931?
§ Mr. E. Brown
At nth September, 1939, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 2,899 unemployed persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of the Stalybridge and Hyde Employment Exchanges. This figure is 73.3 per cent. less than the number at 24th August, 1931.