HC Deb 12 March 1962 vol 655 c117W
67. Mr. Wade

asked the Minister of Labour what is the Tate of unemployment in Tees-side; how this compares with the national average; and what are the Government's plans for dealing with redundancy for Tees-side.

Mr. Green

At 12th February, 4.7 per cent., compared with 2.0 per cent. in Great Britain as a whole. The employment position should improve as soon as demand for iron and steel recovers. There are also over 3,000 new jobs in prospect on Tees-side.