§ 22. Mrs. Braddock
asked the Minister of Labour to publish in HANSARD a table of figures and trades showing the unemployment figures in Liverpool, separately, and the area covered by the Merseyside Development Area for the latest obtainable date; and the figures for the same date in 1949, 1950 and 1951.
|NUMBERS OF PERSONS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES (a) IN LIVERPOOL AND (b) IN THE MERSEYSIDE DEVELOPMENT AREA AT THE UNDERMENTIONED DATES|
|Liverpool (including Bootle)||Merseyside Development Area|
|Industry||14th Nov., 1949||13th Nov., 1950||12th Nov., 1951||10th Nov., 1952||14th Nov., 1949||13th Nov., 1950||12th Nov., 1951||10th Nov., 1952|
|Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing||1,976||1,436||761||1,379||2,735||1,722||902||1,627|
|Food and Drink Industries||946||888||799||1,505||1,105||1,097||996||1,876|
|Civil Engineering Contracting||452||330||231||402||574||404||296||502|
|All other Transport and Communication||1,765||1,546||1,034||1,669||2,082||1,799||1,199||1,908|
|National Government Service||536||457||332||406||651||537||399||470|
|Local Government Service||569||523||346||443||726||659||453||588|
|Medical and Dental Services||201||224||162||248||298||357||271||372|
|Theatres, Cinemas, Music Halls, Concerts, etc.||176||202||159||221||236||263||209||299|
|Sport, Other Recreations and Betting||700||517||369||523||944||696||505||649|
|Catering, Hotels, etc.||1,545||1,396||1,197||1,777||1,943||1,864||1,544||2,195|
|All other Industries and Services||5,283||4,159||3,528||5,659||6,353||5,148||4,347||6,760|
|Total—All Industries and Services||20,755||17,437||14,615||22,060||25,379||21,123||17,612||26,119|
§ 34. Mr. Collick
asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers unemployed on Merseyside; the number in the corresponding period in 1951; and what steps he is taking to ensure their full employment.
§ Sir W. Monckton
A total of 26,119 persons were registered as unemployed on 10th November, 1952, compared with 17,612 on 12th November, 1951. The employment exchanges are doing all they can to place these workers in other employment and, as the hon. Member no doubt knows, a number of new factories
§ Mrs. Braddock
As the unemployment situation in Liverpool is very difficult and the figures are readily available, will the right hon. and learned Gentleman make arrangements for the figures to be sent every three months to hon. Members representing the Merseyside area?
§ Following is the information:
§ and extensions to existing factories are now in course of construction in this area.
§ Mr. Collick
Is the Minister aware of the growing concern on Merseyside arising from this very large increase in unemployment in the last 12 months? Is he aware that the figure is now approaching 6 per cent., which is about three times the average for the rest of England? Will he not consult his colleagues at the Board of Trade and the Treasury in order to speed up the development of new factories, particularly on the Birkenhead side of the Mersey?
§ Sir W. Monckton
The figure which I received most recently was 4.4 per cent., but I agree that that is much higher than one wants to see and we are doing all we can to get these new factories and extensions to factories. I will endeavour to continue that course.