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Disabled Ex-Service Men

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled ex-Service men 60 years of age and over are registered as unemployed at employment exchanges throughout the country.

I regret that the information is not available, as the statistics do not show the unemployed according to ages. A special count would be necessary to supply the information. The number of disabled ex-Service unemployed on 21st February, 1949, was 40,404. Of these, 35,121 were regarded as capable of work under ordinary conditions, and 5,283 as needing sheltered employment.