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Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour the national figure of registered unemployed dockers at the latest convenient date and similar figures for dockers unemployed in London and the county borough of West Ham, showing comparisons with 12 months ago.

On 4th April, 1952, there were in the ports of Great Britain 14,793 registered unemployed dock workers, of whom 4,167 were in London. Corresponding figures a year ago were 4,841 and 364 respectively. Separate figures are not available for unemployed dockers in West Ham.