HC Deb 06 July 1960 vol 626 c34W
Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Labour what is the anticipated number of school-leavers in Scotland, Fife, Cowdenbeath, and Dunfermline employment exchange areas, respectively, in each of the next five years.

Mr. P. Thomas

In Scotland the numbers of school-leavers seeking employment at ages 15, 16 and 17 are estimated as follows:

1960 61,000
1961 75,000
1962 81,000
1963 74,000
1964 71,000

Estimates of the numbers of school-leavers in the next five years in Fife, Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline are not available; the following table gives an estimate of the number of 15-year-olds.

the latest date for which figures are available; and how many have been unemployed for longer than eight weeks.

Mr. Heath

At 13th June, 9,560 males and 128 females whose last previous employment was in construction were registered as unemployed in Scotland. Figures for duration of unemployment are not available for individual industries.

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