HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc348-9W
141. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the Minister of Labour the total and percentage of unemployment amongst all insured persons at the latest available date; the total and percentage of unemployment amongst disabled persons at the same date; and the corresponding figures for the Scottish, Welsh, northern and north western regions.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The following table shows the numbers and estimated percentages of insured persons unemployed in Great Britain and in the northern, north western, Welsh and Scottish Regions at 16th September, 1946:

Number Estimated Percentage
Great Britain 353,840
Northern Region 48,589 5
North Western Region 65,826 3
Wales 57,691 8
Scotland 77,191

As registration under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act is voluntary and is by no means yet complete, the total number of disabled is not known. Of those who have so far registered, the numbers unemployed at 19th September, 1946, were as follow:

No. of Registered Disabled Persons unemployed.
Great Britain 67,753
Northern Region 8,009
North Western Region 11,827
Wales 14,898
Scotland 7,387

These numbers cannot, for the reasons explained above, be expressed as a percentage of total numbers disabled.