Darlington.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 6 October 1931.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Shepherd Mr Arthur Shepherd , Darlington

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asked the Minister of Labour (1) the total number of dependants for whom benefit was paid at the Darlington Employment Exchange for each of the last four weeks for which figures are available; and the total number who received this benefit on behalf of their dependants;

(2) the number of persons at the Darlington Employment Exchange who are in receipt of benefit, the number who have drawn 26 weeks' benefit, the number on transitional benefit, and the number who will be referred to the public assistance committee for assessment as to their future rate of benefit under the Government's new proposals;

(3) the total amount of benefit paid at the Darlington Employment Exchange to

Persons on the registers of the Darlington Employment Exchange and their dependants.
Men.Women.Total.
Number on the Registers at 21st September, 1931, with claims to benefit admitted or under consideration.4,9744585,432
Number on the Registers at 21st September, 1931, with claims authorised for transitional benefit.1,397491,446
Number in receipt of benefit other than tranisitional benefit at 14th September, 1931, who had received 156 days or more in their current benefit years.86363926
Men.Boys.Women.Girls.Total.
Benefit paid direct by the Exchange during the accounting weeks which included the dates specified below:£££££
A. Amount paid:
24th August, 19314,1582629074,481
31st August, 19314,0612426284,355
7th September, 19314,2702626584,569
14th September, 19314,3252727264,630
B. Number of persons to whom benefit was paid:
24th August, 19313,71165403244,203
31st August, 19313,74963399254,236
7th September, 19313,87972385254,361
14th September, 19313,97171412214,475
17th August, 1931.*
Number of claims on which benefit was authorised in respect of dependants.2,375
Number of dependants in respect of whom benefit was authorised:
Adults2,297
Children3,564
* The latest date for which figures are available.