HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 c1100
9. Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Labour how many women were registered as unemployed at the nearest convenient date, at the employment exchanges of Ashington, and Morpeth, Northumberland; and how these figures compare with these for the same period in 1952, 1953 and 1954, respectively.

Mr. Watkinson

As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the Official Report.

Following is the table:

Mr. Hughes

Does the Minister realise that the unemployment of skilled workers is a loss, not only to them, but to the nation? What steps is he taking to deal with the unemployment which undoubtedly exists in Aberdeen?

Mr. Watkinson

In total, the unemployment over the dates the hon. and learned Member asked for does not show any substantial change, but I am getting out all the detailed facts. Then, if he cares to put down another Question, he may do so.

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