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Benefit (Young Men)

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of young men between the ages of 18 and 21 who are drawing unemployment pay?

At 24th March, 1930, there were 82,627 young men, aged 18 to 20, on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain whose claims to unemployment benefit had been admitted or were under consideration. I am unable to say how many of these were actually in receipt of benefit.

Have any of these young men been offered service in the Army? [Interruption.]