asked the Minister of Labour the numbers of unemployed men and unemployed women for the last avail able date.
:The last unemployment figures to be published relate to 16th July when the numbers of insured men and women aged 18 years and over registered as unemployed in Great Britain were 63,474 and 30,851 respectively A count of the unemployed was taken on 15th October, and I will send the figures for that date to the hon. Member when they are available.
They will be published.
When does the Minister expect them to be available?
I think in the early part of the week after next.
asked the Minister of Labour the numbers of male and female unemployed registering at the exchanges in the administrative county of Durham at 31st October, 1945.
:A count of the unemployed was taken on 15th October, and I will send the figures for that date to my hon. Friend when they are available.
Have we always to wait a month before the figures are published?
The hon. and gallant Gentleman will have to wait until they are ready, anyway.
asked the Minister of Labour when he proposes to resume publication of monthly statistics by geographical divisions, of the actual numbers and percentages of insured workers un-employed in the engineering and shipbuilding and repairing industries.
I propose to make an early statement on the question of the monthly publication of unemployment statistics. Publication will be resumed in the near future of as much as possible of the detail that was published before the war.