Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Yeo Mr Alfred Yeo , Poplar South Poplar


asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered for the Borough of Poplar, South Division, 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

Separate figures are not available for the South Division of the Borough of Poplar. The numbers of persons lodging their unemployment books at the Poplar Employment Exchange on 31st January and 28th February last were: males,8,542 and 8,412; and females, 2,350 and 2,224, respectively. The trades in which the highest figures appear were transport, shipbuilding, engineering and building, for men; and food and tobacco, the tailoring trades and laundries for women.