§ 19. Major COLVILLE
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed persons in Scotland at the latest available date, and how this figure compares with the corresponding figure for 1st June, 1929?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The number of persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in Scotland at 5th May, 1930, was 213,178 as compared with 144,243 at 3rd June, 1929.
§ Major COLVILLE
Is it not the case that the number of unemployed persons in Scotland has increased continuously since the present Government took office, until it has now reached a figure which has not been equalled for eight years?