§ Mr. DAGGAR
asked the Minister of Labour the number of days lost for each year due to unemployment since the inception of the Unemployment Insurance Fund; and the number of days lost for each year because of strikes and lockouts during the same period?
§ Mr. LAWSON
The following statement shows, for the years 1921–9, the estimated number of days of work, exclusive of Sundays and public holidays, lost through unemployment by workpeople insured under the Unemployment Insurance Acts and the number of days lost owing to disputes by all workpeople in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Year. Days of work lost through unemployment. Days lost owing to disputes. 1921 602,000,000* 85,870,000 1922 501,000,000 19,850,000 1923 413,000,000 10,670,000 1924 371,000,000 8,420,000 1925 411,000,000 7,950,000 1926 462,000,000 162,230,000 1927 362,000,000 1,170,000 1928 396,000,000 1,390,000 1929 388,000,000 8,290,000 * This figure for the year 1921 includes the whole of Ireland. Separate figures for Northern Ireland are not available.