HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc245-6W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Minister of Labour the number of commercial vehicle drivers registered as unemployed in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow; and the number of ex-Servicemen who have registered in the above towns as commercial vehicle drivers without having had pre-Service experience in the road haulage industry; in each case up to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Isaacs

At 17th June, the latest date for which figures are available, the total numbers of wholly unemployed men aged 18 years and over registered as applicants for employment as motor, steam or electric van, lorry, tractor or truck driver at employment exchanges in the areas specified were: London Administrative County, 1,360; Birmingham, 175; Manchester, 521; Liverpool, 1,200; Glasgow, 984. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.