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Unemployment (Wales)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed men, upwards of 45 years of age, in South Wales and Monmouthshire mines who were unemployed during the month of April; and the number of them admitted to training centres during the same month?

As regards the first part of the Question, the latest figures available relate to the number of wholly unemployed men in coal-mining occupations registered as unemployed in the Wales Division as a whole on 11th March, 1940. Out of a total of 10,584 such men aged 18 and over, approximately 7,000 were aged 45 and over. The figures asked for in the second part of the Question are not available and could not be obtained without an undue expenditure of time.