HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c772W
Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Labour if employees, who, although they have no work to do and are therefore unemployed, but, at the request of his Ministry, are retained and paid by their employers, are included in the official figures of persons unemployed.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. The official figures of unemployment represent persons who maintain registration as unemployed at local offices of the Ministry of Labour and National Service.