15. Mr. THOMSON
also asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed receiving standard benefit and the number receiving extended benefit at the present time, and the corresponding figures for a year ago?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
Statistics of the number of persons in receipt of standard and extended benefit respectively are not regularly collected. At the latest inquiry made on 15th March, 1926, it was found that 53.8 per cent. of the authorised claims to benefit current at that date were authorised for standard benefit and 46.2 per cent. for extended benefit, as compared with 52.4 per cent. for standard benefit and 47.6 per cent. for extended benefit at 18th May, 1925.