HC Deb 06 March 1962 vol 655 cc53-4W
Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Labour why the number of unemployed registered at the Brixton Employment Exchange has risen from 2,085 to 2,773 during the past year.

Mr. Hare

Over a third of the increase was in construction and most of the remainder in distributive trades and amongst workers without recent industrial experience.

services, but it would not be practical to attempt to extend its functions to cover other categories than overseas officers returning to the United Kingdom.