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Wrekin Area

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the grave extent of unemployment existing in the industrial districts in the Wrekin area; whether, although in numerous places in the area the iron trade is carried on, the whole of the district is considered to be agricultural, and has in consequence not been certified as suffering from exceptional unemployment; and, if so, whether, in view of the circumstances, he will reconsider the matter?

My attention has been drawn to the circumstances in this area in connection with an application for a certificate of serious unemployment. I am making the necessary inquiries, and will let my hon. Friend know the result as soon as possible.