HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c321W
Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Labour why a member of the staff of the "Lymington Times" was refused information by the Lymington Employment Exchange as to the number of unemployed in the district and the number registered under the not gainfully employed order.

Mr. Isaacs

Unemployment statistics are compiled at regular intervals and when the representative of the "Lymington Times" called on 22nd January, he was offered particulars of the number of unemployed on 12th January, the latest date on which a count had been taken. With regard to the numbers registered as not gainfully occupied a registration extending over a week was in progress and the numbers could not be given until it was completed.