28. Mr. Slater
asked the Minister of Labour how many are unemployed in the Sedgefield constituency; and how such figures compare with the 1960 figures.
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the unemployment figures have gone up since 1960, as sought in the question, in view of the fact that in just one factory 300 people have received notices terminating their employment and this is going to happen in other parts of the area?
§ Mr. Speaker
The hon. Member must tie that notice to one specific question to avoid getting into difficulties about the rules of order.
§ Following is the information:
§ The Sedgefield constituency is part of the area served by Billingham, Darlington, Stockton and Thornaby, Spennymoor and West Hartlepool Employment Exchanges and Youth Employment Offices. The numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of these Employment Exchanges on 13th November, 1961 and 14th November, 1960 were as follows:—
|Employment Exchange||13th November, 1961||14th November, 1960|
|Billingham (formerly Haverton Hill)||200||141|
|Stockton and Thornaby||1,197||1,047|