HC Deb 26 February 1958 vol 583 cc349-50
12. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed are registered at the Brixton Employment Exchange; and what was the figure last year.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The figure was 2,482 at 13th January, 1958, compared with 2,090 at 14th January, 1957.

Mr. Lipton

Is not this one of the largest pockets of unemployment in the London area? What special measures is the Minister taking to deal with this unfortunate state of affairs?

Mr. Macleod

I do not think that I can promise special measures for this area. It is true that the position in London is rather uneven, but London is doing a great deal better than most of the areas concerned in the country.

Mr. Lipton

What about Brixton?

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