Oral Answers to Questions. – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1940.
asked the Minister of Labour the figures of the able-bodied men signing on at the Employment Exchange in Newcastle-on-Tyne?
At 12th February, 1940, there were 10,404 unemployed men aged 18 and over on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
It is constantly being done, and if my hon. Friend will look at the recent figures, he will see that that is so.
Is it not time that the Minister and those who are associated with him tackled this question of unemployment seriously, and abolished it?