Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment Assistance (Yorkshire).

– in the House of Commons on 21st June 1937.

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Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons in receipt of unemployment assistance at Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton, and Goole, respectively?

Photo of Captain Hon. Arthur Hope Captain Hon. Arthur Hope , Birmingham Aston

I have been asked to reply. The number of payments of unemployment assistance allowances, excluding allowances paid in supplementation of insurance benefit, at the Employment Exchanges named during the week ended 11th June, 1937, were as follow: Pontefract, 1,203; Castleford, 1,751; Normanton, 463; Goole, 321. In addition, supplementation allowances were paid in six eases.