Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 29 May 1930.

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At 19th May, 1930, the number of persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the London, South-Eastern and South-Western Divisions of England, which include approximately the area referred to in the question, was 301,262 or 7.6 per cent. of the total insured population in those Divisions. The corresponding figures for 27th May, 1929, were 197,675 and 5.2 per cent. respectively.