§ Mr. Trevor Cox
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the unemployment figures for the Stalybridge and Hyde Division for this July and October, respectively, and the percentage decrease or increase in unemployment?49W
§ Mr. E. Brown
The available statistics relate to unemployed persons registered at Stalybridge and Hyde Employment Exchanges. The numbers of such persons, aged 14 and over, on the registers of these two Exchanges at 18th July, 1938, and 17th October, 1938, were 5,489 and 4,715 respectively, showing a decrease of 774 or 14.1 per cent.