Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment (Glasgow and Birmingham).

– in the House of Commons on 21st May 1935.

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Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan


asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state for a convenient date in the month of October, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934, the total number of registered unemployed for the Labour Exchange areas of Birmingham and Glasgow, showing, respectively, the number in receipt of standard benefit, the

Date.Numbers of Unemployed aged 14 years and over on the Register.Insured Persons aged 16-64 included in previous column.Uninsured Persons aged 14 years and over.
Claims admitted for Insurance Benefit.Applications authorised for Transitional Payments.*Claims under Consideration.Not entitled to Insurance Benefit or Transitional Payments.
Glasgow Area.†
27th October, 193095,26856,91823,1883,7037,2634,196
26th October,1931125,93375,73531,7332,77410,3055,386
24th October,1932127,35635,46360,3652,18121,6067,741
23rd October,1933119,99128,15955,6662,22523,28610,655
22nd October,1934107,22727,55741,2551,88223,70212,831‡
Birmingham Area.†
27th October, 193052,19040,0587,3232,7159461,148
26th October,193169,64252,54311,6752,0211,7531,650
24th October,193253,79024,58116,1051,7629,5121,830
23rd October,193337,01614,66813,5121,4256,2291,182
22nd October,193429,06716,3347,0211,3063,3261,078‡
* For October 1930 and 1931 the figures relate to standard benefit and transitional benefit respectively, The comparability of the figures for the different dates given in the Table is affected by changes, in November, 1931, and July, 1934, in the conditions for the receipt of insurance benefit.
† The Employment Exchanges included are:—Glasgow Area—Glasgow Central, Glasgow South Side, Bridgeton, Finnieston, Govan, ginning Park, Maryhill, Parkhead, Partick, Rutherglen and Springburn; Birmingham Area—Aston, Birmingham, Handsworth, Selly Oak, Sparkhill, Washwood Heath and Birmingham Juvenile Employment Bureau.
‡ Including insured jnveniles aged 14 and 15.