HC Deb 04 April 1957 vol 568 cc568-9
37. Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of unemployed persons in the Stroud and Dursley areas in the months of January and February, 1957; and what percentage of the total working population in those areas those figures represent.

Mr. Carr

At Stroud employment exchange the number of persons registered as unemployed on 14th January was 212, or 1.1 per cent. of the estimated total number of employees in the area, and 137 or 0.7 per cent, on 11th February. At Dursley employment exchange the numbers unemployed were 46 or 0.6 per cent. in January, and 37 or 0.5 per cent, in February.

Mr. Kershaw

Are not these figures very satisfactory, and are not they further proof, if proof be needed, of the excellent policies of the Tory Government?

Mr. Carr

I would certainly regard these figures as satisfactory, and I am very glad to accept the compliment.