§ Sir A. Wilson
asked the Minister of Labour how many men over 60 years of age had been unemployed for one year or more on any convenient date in 1924 and 1939, respectively, in England and Wales, and in South Wales?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The Table below gives statistics in respect of men aged 60 and over registered as unemployed in England and Wales, respectively, at 1st May, 1939; separate figures have not been compiled for South Wales. Corresponding figures are not available in respect of the year 1924. An analysis according to duration of unemployment can be given only in respect of persons applying for benefit or allowances.
ing from military service all classes of men, not already called up, at present employed in agriculture until this winter's ploughing-up programme is completed, and alternative labour is trained?45W
§ Mr. Assheton
My right hon. Friend is in consultation with the Minister of Agriculture upon this subject.