HC Deb 19 February 1957 vol 565 c46W
82. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployment in the northern region showed an increase of 5,300 on 14th January, 1957; and what steps he intends to take to reverse this tendency.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Yes, this increase was only slightly more than the normal seasonal increase which takes place in this month and, with the exception of 1956; unemployment was lower last month than in any January since the end of the war.

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