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Insurance

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of males and females, separately, insured under the unemployment insurance scheme at the be-

Estimated number of persons insured against unemployment in Great Britain.
Date.Males.Females.Total.
Age 16 and over.
July,1912*2,000,000
"19203,460,000610,0004,070,000
"19217,974,2903,106,66011,080,950
Age 16 to 64.
July,19288,469,7003,159,30011,629,000
"19298,597,3003,236,70011,834,000
* Separate figures for males and females are not available for July, 1912, but the number of females probably did not exceed 10,000. The scheme of unemployment insurance in 1912 was limited to manual workers in a few industries and was extended in November, 1920, to substantially all industries except agriculture and private domestic service.