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Extended Benefit, South Wales

Volume 436: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1947

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24.

asked the Minister of National Insurance the number of applicants in South Wales who have applied for extended unemployment benefit, giving separate figures for men and women.

The total number of applicants for extended benefit in the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire up to 11th April, 1947, was 17,741, of whom 11,464 were men, and 6,277 were women.

25.

asked the Minister of National Insurance the number of applicants in the Aberdare Valley, Aberdare and Mountain Ash Employment Exchanges who have applied for extended unemployment benefit; and how many of such claims have been allowed.

The total number of applicants for extended unemployment benefit for the areas mentioned in the Question is 3,472, of which number 3,404 were admitted. With my hon. Friend's permission, I propose to circulate the figures for the individual areas in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Could the Minister say how many of those people who applied for extended unemployment pay are single men and women?

Following are the figures:

Applications received.Applications admitted.
Men.Women.Men.Women.
Aberdare Valley1,0237131,016686
Aberdare E.E.767425764410
Mountain Ash E.E.256288252276