HC Deb 04 April 1940 vol 359 c292
17. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of wholly unemployed registered at Castleford, Normanton and Pontefract on the latest date available; and how these figures compare with the end of August, 1939?

Mr. E. Brown

I am having the available figures extracted and will forward them to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Mr. Smith

In areas where unemployment has not been reduced a great deal since the beginning of the war, have any special inquiries been made with a view to seeing that some of these men are absorbed into industry?

Mr. Brown