§ 12. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the total number of employed persons in the building and allied trades in the years 1913 and 1931; and the number of registered unemployed over he same periods?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
Comparable statistics are not available for any date earlier than July, 1923, when the estimated number of insured persons aged 16 and over in the building industry classification was 703,250. The corresponding figure for persons aged 16 to 64 at July, 1931, was 840,320. The average number of insured workpeople recorded as unemployed in 1924 was 73,505, and in 1931 it was 184,227.