HC Deb 13 March 1963 vol 673 c1333
8. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of unemployed young people registered at the three Sunderland employment exchanges in Sunderland, Pallion and Southwick.

Mr. Whitelaw

As I told my hon. Friend on 4th February, young people do not register at these exchanges. On 11th February, 567 boys and 189 girls were registered at the Sunderland County Borough and Sunderland (North East) Youth Employment Bureaux minus Seaham.

9. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the percentage of unemployed young people in Sunderland, taking into account only those young people resident in the County Borough of Sunderland.

Mr. Whitelaw

I must refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to his own Question on 4th February.

Mr. Williams

Cannot my hon. Friend find ways and means of issuing the figures for the three exchanges in the County Borough of Sunderland, lest the position is confused by taking in people from far outside the county borough boundaries?

Mr. Whitelaw

I am sure that my hon. Friend will be the first to appreciate, on the somewhat narrower point that he has made, that this would involve a considerable amount of extra work. I know that my hon. Friend is a great watch-dog of public expenditure and I do not think he would want this disproportionate amount of work to be undertaken.