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Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

23.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the total loss in working days through unemployment since the 8th November, 1920, and the loss through industrial disputes in the same period?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

It is estimated that during the eight years 1921 to 1928, inclusive, the total number of working days lost by insured persons in Great Britain through unemployment was approximately 3,377,000,000. During the same period approximately 296,700,000 working days were lost through trade disputes.

Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

24.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the figures of unemployment in the week ending 3rd March, 1929, and for the corresponding week in 1925 for the following trades: coal mining, iron and steel, blast furnaces, tinplate manufacturing, shipbuilding, textiles, and engineering, with the number of men in employment in each case on the dates given?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

The reply involves a tabular statement which is being prepared and which, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle , Newcastle upon Tyne North

28.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of insured workers in those industries in which unemployment is abnormal; and the number of insured workers in industries in which the state of unemployment is not in excess of normal?

Photo of Sir Henry Betterton Sir Henry Betterton , Rushcliffe

I am afraid that I cannot undertake to classify industries in the manner suggested. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the Ministry of Labour Gazette for February, in which he will find a list of 100 industry groups, with the number of insured workers and the unemployment percentage stated against each.