HC Deb 18 November 1959 vol 613 c1168
49. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Labour the amount of unemployment in the County of Dorset as a whole, and in the Bridport area in particular; and how this compares with the national average.

Mr. Heath

At 12th October, the number of persons registered as unemployed in the County of Dorset was 1,713, of whom 117 were registered at the Bridport Employment Exchange. The unemployment percentage rate for each of these areas was 1.9, the same as for Great Britain as a whole.

Mr. Wingfield Digby

I thank my right hon. Friend for that satisfactory reply. Will he continue to watch the situation, in view of seasonal unemployment in the Bridport area?

Mr. Heath

indicated assent.