HC Deb 09 December 1963 vol 686 cc20-1W
65. Mr. Kelley

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that unemployment among young persons in the Doncaster area still forms about 16 per cent. of the total number of unemployed; that this figure is unusually high; and what steps he is taking to improve the chances of employment for young people in the area.

Mr. Whitelaw

On 11th November the figure was 13 per cent. compared with 18 per cent. a month before and 14 per cent. a year before. Unemployment among young people in the Doncaster area fell by more than a third between October and November and is lower than a year ago. The Youth Employment Service will continue to do all it can to help boys and girls to find suitable employment.