§ 68. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Labour if he has yet fully considered the problems relating to the cause and cure of unemployment in Aberdeen which, on 5th November, 1959, were discussed by him with the Minister of Transport, the Admiralty and the Scottish Home Department; and if he will now give details of the topics then discussed and the conclusions reached.
§ Mr. Heath
I was not represented at this meeting which was primarily about pontoon dock facilities for Aberdeen. A statement about the meeting was given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport
NUMBERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 15–24 INCLUSIVE REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN THE PORT TALBOT AND GLYNCORRWG AREA AT 7TH DECEMBER, 1959 Males Females Total Unemployed over 8 weeks included in previous column Total Unemployed over 8 weeks included in previous column 15 to 17 … … … 39 11 42 15 18 and 19 … … … 9 5 20 10 20 to 24 … … … 50 23 38 18 NOTE: A breakdown at age 21 is not available neither is it possible to compute unemployment rates for individual age groups.
§ 70. Mr. Morris
asked the Minister of Labour what estimate his Department has of the numbers of young persons coming from school on to the labour market in each of the next six years, in the Port Talbot and Glyncorrwg area.