HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c1600
6. Mr. George Craddock

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed, part-time and full-time, were registered at the Bradford Employment Exchange for the week ended 29th November, 1952; and the comparative figures for the same period last year.

Sir W. Monckton

One thousand four hundred and eighty-two wholly unemployed and 421 temporarily stopped at 10th November, 1952, the latest date for which figures are available. The corresponding figures at 12th November, 1951, were 1,172 and 1,666, respectively.

Mr. Craddock

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that 500 discharges have taken place in recent weeks in the motor industry; that comparative figures prove that the number has gone up; and will he look into this matter more seriously?

Sir W. Monckton

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that I did look at it seriously, but I will do so again.

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