Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central


asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered for the borough of Southwark for January and February of this year, giving the figures for males and females; and can he give the trades which the greatest number of unemployment applies to?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

In the area of the Borough Exchange, which is that which most nearly coincides with The Borough of Southwark, there were 11,360 males and 4,291 females registered as unemployed at 31st January, compared with 11,058 males and 3,859 females at 28th February. The principal trades affected in the case of men were building, engineering and ironfounding; printing, bookbinding; transport service, including dock labour. In the case of women, the trades principally affected were printing and bookbinding; hotel, lodging-house and domestic service; manufacture of food and drink.