§ 14. Mr. TINKER
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons who are over 60 years of age who are receiving unemployment benefit and also the number over that age who are signing on but have been disallowed benefit through the term not genuinely seeking work or through not being able to satisfy a reasonable period of employment as laid down by the Court of Referees?
The latest date for which statistics of the age distribution of persons in receipt of benefit are available is 14th October, 1929, when an analysis was made by way of a 10 per cent. sample. At that date it is estimated on the basis of the sample that there were approximately 53,000 men and 3,000 women aged 60 to 64 inclusive on the register whose claims had been authorised for benefit. Corresponding figures in respect of persons whose claims had been disallowed are not available.