8. Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Labour if he will give, industry by industry, the total number of persons unemployed in Coventry at the latest available date as compared with the beginning of the year.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Mr. Gresham Cooke
Will my right hon. Friend indicate whether the employment position has substantially improved in Coventry in the last few months?
§ Mr. Macleod
That is one of the complications. As far as figures are concerned, there has been a complete deterioration, but that, as I explain in a sub-note to the table, is purely because there has been a change in the guaranteed week agreement. I am afraid that my hon. Friend will have to study the Answer in detail in HANSARD.
§ Following is the table:
|Numbers of persons registered as unemployed at Coventry Employment Exchange and Youth Employment Office at 14th January, and 11th March, 1957.|
|Industry||14th January, 1957||11th March, 1957|
|Telegraph and Telephone Apparatus||31||35||66||8||41||49|
|Wireless Apparatus (except valves) and Gramophones||14||29||43||37||81||118|
|Manufacture of Motor Vehicles and Cycles||1,130||72||1,202||3,511||168||3,679|
|Manufacture and Repair of Aircraft||58||10||68||135||20||155|
|Manufacture of Parts and Accessories for Motor Vehicles and Aircraft||89||35||124||97||92||189|
|Metal Goods Manufacture||54||20||74||94||20||114|
|Building and Civil Engineering Contracting||263||4||267||177||3||180|
|Postal, Telegraph and Wireless Communication||14||18||32||30||14||44|
|Catering, Hostels, etc.||25||105||130||18||142||160|
|All other Industries and Services||406||268||674||512||344||856|
|Total, all Industries and Services||2,306||760||3,066||4,833||1,106||5,939|
|The total of those unemployed on 11th March included 2,994 temporarily stopped, compared with 133 on 14th January. This increase was due to a recent change in the guaranteed week provisions of the agreement between the two sides of the engineering industry.|