HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc191-2W
98. Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Labour what is the latest figure of unemployed on the disabled register of the Willesden Employment Exchange; and what steps he is taking to see that these men and women are absorbed in local industry.

Mr. Isaacs

On 20th February, 1950, the number was 170, including 50 classified as unlikely to obtain employment other than under sheltered conditions. Continuous efforts are made by my local officers to secure suitable employment and during the quarter ended 31st January last, 249 registered disabled persons were placed in employment.

99. Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Labour what were the figures of people seeking employment at the Willesden Employment Exchange for the months of January, February and March, 1950, and how thesecompare with the figures for the corresponding months in 1949; and if he will state the figures for jobs available for the corresponding periods in this borough.

Mr. Isaacs

The following table gives the number of persons registered as unemployed at the Willesden Employment Exchange and youth employment office in January, February and March, 1949 and 1950, and the numbers of unfilled vacancies on the registers at these offices at the dates specified.

Date Males Females Total
Number registered as unemployed;
10th January, 1949 575 164 739
14th February, 1949 570 126 696
14th March, 1949 512 118 630
16th January,1950 544 115 659
13th February, 1950 563 96 659
13th March, 1950 476 76 552
Vacancies unfilled;
19th January, 1949 564 1,297 1,861
16th February, 1949 680 1,407 2,087
16th March, 1949 563 1,357 1,920
18th January, 1950 708 1,519 2,227
15th February, 1950 757 1,480 2,237
15th March, 1950 769 1,471 2,240

It is not possible to state the total number of vacancies available for persons registered as unemployed at Willesden, since such persons are often submitted and accepted for vacancies notified to other Employment Exchanges.