HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c45W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour the number of unemployed persons on the register just prior to the outbreak of the war, and at the last available date, in Aspull, Blackrod, Hindley, Horwich and Westhoughton respectively?

Mr. Assheton

The following table shows the numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of the Employment Exchanges in the areas in question at 14th August, 1939, and 20th May, 1940:

Employment Exchange. 14th August, 1939. 20th May, 1940.
Aspull 514 179
Hindley 1,796 709
Horwich 671 363
Westhoughton 950 338

There is no separate Exchange at Black-rod; the figures for that locality are included in those for Horwich.