§ 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