Agriculture (Long-Term Hirings).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Minister of Labour the number and character of long-term hirings made under the agricultural unemployment insurance scheme in the country generally and in Wiltshire in particular?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Between 4th May and 4th October last, 36,641 declarations of long hiring were made under Section 10 of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1936. Of these 25,372 related to yearly contracts and 11,269 to half-yearly contracts. In Wiltshire there were 405 declarations, 202 relating to yearly contracts and 203 relating to half-yearly contracts.