HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c227W
105. Mr. Lawson

asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of boys of 18 years and under registered, at the latest date, as unemployed for more than 26 weeks in the London, Midlands and Scottish Ministry of Labour regions, respectively; and what percentage of the Great Britain total for such unemployed boys the figures for each of those regions represented.

Mr. Wood

On 15th September, which is the latest date for which figures are available, there were 21 boys under 18 years of age on the registers of Youth Employment Offices in the London and South-Eastern Region who had been continuously unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The corresponding figures for the Midland Region and Scotland were 7 and 134. These figures represent 4.9 per cent., 1.6 per cent., and 31.5 per cent., respectively of the corresponding total for Great Britain.