HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 c123W
3. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of employees who have registered with his Department after leaving the Whitworth Gloster factory at Brockworth; what notification he has had of the number still to leave; and what is the unemployment rate in the area.

Mr. Green

By 22nd June, 832 former employees of the company had registered for employment with the Department and 127 of these were still registered as unemployed. A further 1,100 employees are expected to leave the factory by the end of the year. The unemployment rate in the Gloucester-Cheltenham area at 18th June was 1.7 per cent.