§ 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.