Building Trade Workers

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1945.

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Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Hackney Central 12:00 am, 29th November 1945

asked the Minister of Labour how many building trade workers are now registered at employment exchanges as unemployed.

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

The number of insured building trade workers registered as unemployed in Great Britain at 15th October, 1945, was 4,381.

Photo of Mr Henry Hynd Mr Henry Hynd , Hackney Central

May I ask in basic American, "How come"?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

Because it is mainly come and go. These are mainly men moving from one job to another on the register.

Photo of Mr Anthony Marlowe Mr Anthony Marlowe , Brighton

Do those figures for unemployment include those in the Army?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

There was a time when only unemployed men went into the Army.