HC Deb 13 March 1963 vol 673 cc1349-50
33. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Labour how many school leavers ate unemployed in the London area.

Mr. Hare

430 in the Greater London area on 11th February.

Mr. Lipton

Does not this disturbing figure prove the serious impact of unemployment on the London area? Can it be wondered that there is so much juvenile delinquency when, on leaving school, so many boys and girls find that the opportunity to earn a living is denied to them?

Mr. Hare

The number of Christmas school leavers who registered for employ- ment was 16,607 and only 411 have not yet been found jobs. I hope that we shall be able to place them.

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