HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2094W
Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Labour the number of insured workers in South Wales, including Monmouthshire, employed in the main industrial categories including local government?

Mr. E. Brown

The table below shows, for South Wales and Monmouthshire, the estimated numbers of insured persons, aged 14–64, in the principal industries of that area, at the beginning of July, 1939, the latest date for which such figures are available. The figures include the unemployed as well as persons in employment.

Industry. Estimated number insured at July, 1939.
Coal Mining 155,490
Distributive Trades 72,840
Public Works Contracting, etc. 41,580
Steel Melting and Iron Puddling, Iron and Steel Rolling, etc. 30,400
Building 29,010
Tin Plate manufacture 25,180
Local Government Service. 17,900
Agriculture, Horticulture, etc. 15,000
Hotel, Public House, Restaurant, Boarding-house, Club, etc., Service. 12,730
All other industries and services. 162,670
Total 562,800