HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c227W
24. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Minister of Labour the numbers and percentages of men and women and juveniles registered as unemployed at Stornoway at the latest convenient date.

Sir W. Monckton

At 10th November the numbers of unemployed persons on the registers of the Stornoway Employment Exchange were 1,160 men, 76 boys under 18, 206 women and 67 girls under 18. The total of 1,236 men and boys represented about 32 per cent. of the estimated number of male employees in the area, and the corresponding figure for women and girls was 22 per cent. It is not possible to compute a percentage rate of unemployment for young persons under 18.