HC Deb 20 December 1963 vol 686 cc297-8W
Mr. Spriggs

asked the Minister of Labour how many registered disabled people were on the register at St. Helens, Lancashire, on the latest convenient date; for how long they have been without a job; and what new legislation will be necessary before jobs will be available for them.

Mr. Whitelaw

335 on 11th November, 1963. On 15th July, 1963, the latest date for which figures of the duration of unemployment are available, 326 registered disabled persons had then been wholly unemployed for the periods shown in the table below. No new legislation is contemplated.

150 summer school-leavers are estimated to have taken up full-time further educational courses; none of these is included in the registered unemployed.

Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons, male and female, and persons under 18 years of age, male and female, respectively, were registered as unemployed at the December, 1963 count in the Gateshead employment area; what were the comparable figures for 1961 and 1962; what percentage increase or decrease the 1963 figures show over the 1961 figures, and the 1963 figures over the 1962 figures; and what was the number of unfilled vacancies at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Whitelaw

The following is the information:

Number Unemployed Weeks of Unemployment
7 1 or less
10 Over 1 and up to 2
7 Over 2 and up to 3
7 Over 3 and up to 4
6 Over 4 and up to 5
8 Over 5 and up to 6
2 Over 6 and up to 7
3 Over 7 and up to 8
13 Over 8 and up to 9
19 Over 9 and up to 13
29 Over 13 and up to 26
25 Over 26 and up to 39
29 Over 39 and up to 52
161 Over 52
Total 326

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