HC Deb 05 November 1962 vol 666 cc586-7
17. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Labour, how many men, women, boys, and girls, respectively, were registered as unemployed in the Bo'ness area on 15th October, 1962; and what unemployment percentages these represent.

Mr. Whitelaw

The figures are 149 men, 122 women, seven boys, and eight girls. The total of 286 represents a percentage rate of 4.5.

Mr. Dalyell

In the light of the present rate, would the Minister consider making it into a scheduled area?

Mr. Whitelaw

I can assure the hon. Member that the Government are constantly reviewing development districts in order to get the priorities right.

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