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Tyneside Area

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Labour how many claims for benefit have been dealt with by courts of referees in the Tyneside area since March last; and how many claims have been disallowed on the ground that the claimants were not normally insurable and would not normally seek to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment?

During the period 13th March, 1930, to 13th October, 1930, 19,866 claims to benefit were considered by courts of referees in the Tyneside area, and of these 7,501 were disallowed on the ground that the claimants were not normally insurable, and will not normally seek to obtain a livelihood by means of insurable employment.

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons in the Tyneside area at arty convenient date in June, July, August, September, and October, 1928, 1929, and 1930, respectively, and the distribution according to trades of those unemployed?

TYNESIDE AREA.*
NUMBERS OF INSURED PERSONS recorded as Unemployed: June-October, 1928, 1929 and 1930.
Industry.Year.June.July.August.September.October.
Building19283,2193,6113,6083,4803,917
19292,7212,5232,7932,9373,666
19303,5353,6363,5643,7733,834
Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing192811,52111,19611,37212,12413,823
19299,2988,4328,6998,9149,283
193010,0249,87410,56211,80512,780
General Engineering, Engineers' Iron and Steel Founding.19284,5624,8164,6264,5354,482
19294,0523,9344,0133,8613,929
19305,1234,9455,2275,4965,394
Marine Engineering, etc.19281,7751,5871,6341,8992,128
19291,2801,2081,2211,2191,335
19301,8331,7972,2393,5303,522
Steel Melting and Iron Punddling Furnaces, etc19289731,0451,1119021,029
1929728655739682811
19301,021942883907903
Hotel, Boarding House, Club Services19287758788501,0071,275
19299169561,0071,1031,287
19302,0051,7211,7962,0892,375
Road Transport not separately specified19289761,0689171,015976
1929953926987967942
19301,1611,2601,3161,2291,276
Shipping Service19282,1891,9482,0601,6421,646
19291,9552,0492,1662,2172,212
19303,2643,5973,5783,2983,307
Canal, River, Dock and Harbour Service19282,07022972,3112,4252,539
19291,8361,9151,9362,0392,100
19302,0112,1602,1481,8741,890
Coal Mining192811,20312,95511,70812,13512,295
19297,9147,2626,8146,5826,587
193010,02410,26610,2739,9149,574
Distributive Trades19283,3083,7493,7623,9674,224
19293,7613,6523,6483,9394,002
19305,3115,4675,5135,8336,033
Local Government19288869279739801,078
1929789808907879864
19301,1811,1411,1541,2141,282
All Other Industries and Services19289,99710,25210,14510,86111,581
19299,3949,1069,5759,55610,007
193013,22113,65014,73015,48515,833
Total all Industries192853,45456,32955,07756,97260,993
192945,59743,42644,50544,89547,025
193059,71460,45662,98366,44768,003

* Comprising the area covered by the Ministry of Labour Local Offices at Blaydon, Elswick, Gateshead, Heaton, Hebburn, Jarrow, Newcastle, North Shields, South Shields, Wallsend, Williugton Quay, Dunston, Newbury and Walker.