HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc52-4W
74. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Labour the number of disabled people registered as unemployed in Cardiff at the latest convenient date; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Carr

At 17th February, 1958, the number was 426. This is 52 less than the figure for February, 1957, although general unemployment in Cardiff has shown some increase during the same period.

75. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Labour the number of dockers for whom no work was available at Cardiff Docks on each day of February; and what percentage this represents of all the dockers employed in Cardiff.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The following statement which the National Dock Labour Board has furnished, gives the information the hon. Member has asked for:

February, 1958 Average Surplus Surplus as percentage of Workers' Register
Saturday, 1st 281 39.8
Monday, 3rd 4 0.6
Tuesday, 4th 101 14.3
Wednesday, 5th 103 14.6
Thursday, 6th 126 17.9
Friday, 7th 154 21.8
Saturday, 8th 130 18.4
Monday, 10th 109 15.5
Tuesday, 11th 177 25.1
Wednesday, 12th 210 29.8
Thursday, 13th 383 54.3
Friday, 14th 371 52.6
Saturday, 15th 171 24.3
Monday, 17th 181 25.7
Tuesday, 18th 198 28.2
Wednesday, 19th 261 37.1
Thursday, 20th 325 46.2
Friday, 21st 244 34.7
Saturday, 22nd 171 24.3
Monday, 24th 291 41.5
Tuesday, 25th 313 44.6
Wednesday, 26th 196 27.9
Thursday, 27th 23 3.3
Friday, 28th 19 2.7
Averages 189 26.8

76. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Labour the number of skilled ship repairing workers unemployed in Cardiff on the most convenient date in the last week of February, 1958, and the comparable figures for 1957 and 1956, respectively.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Counts of the unemployed are made only about the middle of each month. On 17th February, 1958, a total of 441 males of all occupations whose last employment was in shipbuilding or ship repairing were registered as unemployed at employment exchanges in Cardiff. The comparable figures in 1957 and 1956 were 528 and 132. Statistics about the occupations of unemployed workers are only obtained at quarterly intervals. The next count of these will relate to the middle of March and I will let the hon. Member have particulars as soon as they are available.