Mr. W. Joseph Stewart
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of persons who received unemployment insurance benefit and transitional payments in County Durham, and the amount paid during 1938?
§ Mr. E. Brown
pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 21st March, 1939; col. 1126, Vol. 345), supplied the following statement:
Statistics showing the number of separate individuals in receipt of insurance benefit or unemployment allowances 1171W during 1938 are not available. The following table shows the average weekly numbers of payments of insurance benefit and unemployment allowances (exclusive of allowances in supplementation of benefit) made direct through Employment Exchanges in the county of Durham during 1938, and the total amounts so paid:
— Average weekly number of payments. Total amount paid. £ Insurance Benefit 39,087 1,960,062 Unemployment Allowances. 46,433 3,103,194
In addition £4,414 was paid during the year by way of unemployment allowances in supplementation of insurance benefit.