§ 15. Mr. Lipton
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were registered as unemployed at the Brixton Employment Exchange in each of the last three months.
§ Mr. Lipton
I pay tribute to the valiant efforts of the right hon. Gentleman's local officials in trying to find work for as many people as possible in difficult local circumstances. Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that if a provincial town had these large figures of unemployed it would be regarded as almost a distressed area? Will he ensure that the significance of these figures is not buried in the total figures for London and the southeastern region, which tends to obscure the situation?