§ 84. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the percentages of unemployment in the urban districts of Biddulph and Cheadle, respectively, at the latest date for which figures are available; and how these compare with the national average figure for unemployment.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The available statistics relate to employment exchange areas. At 9th February the percentage rates of unemployment at Biddulph and Cheadle were 4.2 and 2.1, respectively, compared with 2.8 per cent. for Great Britain as a whole.