§ 72. Mr. Lawson
asked the Minister of Labour what was the ratio of wholly unemployed boys of 18 years of age and under to the number of notified unfilled vacancies for boys in Scotland and the Midlands, respectively, at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. P. Thomas
At mid-February, 1961, for every 100 wholly unemployed boys under 18, there were 67 unfilled vacancies in Scotland and 1,242 in the Midlands.
This is an improvement compared with a year ago when the ratios were 30 and 1,548 per 100 in Scotland and the Midlands respectively and the improvement in the general employment situation is expected to continue.