HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc54-5W
79. Mr. Short

asked the Minister of Labour how many shipyard workers of all categories, resident in the fifteen Tyneside local authority areas, were unemployed on 8th March; and how many vacancies were available.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The available statistics relate to Employment Exchange areas and not Local Authority areas.

At 17th February the latest date for which figures are available there were 1,044 persons whose last employment was in the shipbuildings and ship repairing industry registered as unemployed at Employment Exchanges in the Tyneside area.

The number of vacancies in the industry notified to those Employment Exchanges and remaining unfilled at 12th February was 75.

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