§ 54. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Labour the present extent of unemployment in the Borough of Leyton according to information at the employment exchange covering that area; and to what extent men over the age of 60 and of 65 years, respectively, are registered as requiring employment but who have not been placed.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
At 13th January there were 816 males and 244 females on the registers of the Leyton and Walthamstow Employment Exchange. The latest date for which an age analysis is available is 9th December, 1957, when 214 men aged 55–64 and 20 aged 65 and over were registered as wholly unemployed at this employment exchange. A sub-division at age 60 is not available.