§ Mr. Hylton-Foster
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons in the City of York at the last convenient date were registered as unemployed; how many such persons were of 60 years of age or more; and how many such persons were registered as handicapped by disablement.
§ Mr. Bevan
The total number of unemployed persons on the registers of the York employment exchange and youth employment office at 12th March, 1951, was 396. An age-analysis of the numbers unemployed is obtained only at six-monthly intervals and the latest date for which figures are available is 11th December, 1950. The following table gives the figures for York for that date (persons aged 60 and over are not separately distinguished in the returns, but figures are given in the Table for the age-group 56 and over):
UNEMPLOYED PERSONS ON THE REGISTERS OF THE YORK EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AT 11TH DECEMBER, 1950 Total Number Registered Disabled Persons (Included in. Col. (2)) (1) (2) (3) 1. Total, aged 15 and over 391 84 2. Persons aged 56 and over (included in line 1) 101 26
The figures exclude registered severely disabled persons who are unlikely to obtain work other than under special conditions. The total number in that category in December was 14.