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Mine Workers

Volume 155: debated on Monday 26 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the approximate number of mine workers who were unemployed on 31st May, 1922, giving the number in receipt of unemployment benefit on the same date, and the number of mine workers who were disqualified from receiving benefit during the months of January, February, March, April, and May, 1922?

The number of mine workers in Great Britain unemployed on 22nd May, the latest date for which particulars are available, was 97,272, of whom about 56,000 were in receipt of benefit. No record is available as to the number of persons in any particular industry who have been disqualified from benefit.