HC Deb 08 June 1959 vol 606 cc610-1
14. Mr. G. H. R. Rogers

asked the Minister of Labour how many North Kensington residents were registered as unemployed at the end of April at the Brook Green Employment Exchange; and how many of these were under 25 years of age.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I regret that the statistics for the Brook Green Employment Exchange do not record North Kensington residents separately, but the latest figures for Brook Green show that at December, 1958, about 22 per cent. of the adult unemployed were under 25 years of age.

Mr. Rogers

Could some effort be made to collect these figures? The number of idle hands may be relevant to the problems of the area.

Mr. Macleod

The figure of 22 per cent. for Brook Green is not really different from the figure for Great Britain, which is around 20 per cent. Brook Green, however, includes Kensington, Hammersmith and Barnes, and I would need to examine all the individual records to answer the hon. Member's Question in relation to North Kensington. I do not think that the time involved would be justified.