HC Deb 04 February 1963 vol 671 c4W
49. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were registering in Coatbridge and Airdrie employment exchanges at the latest convenient date, and at the same date in 1962; and what these figures represent as a percentage of the insurable population.

Mr. Whitelaw

At 14th January 2,489 at Coatbridge and 1,825 at Airdrie, and at 15th January, 1962, 1,716 and 1,214 respectively. In the North Lanarkshire travel-to-work group of which these exchange areas are part the percentage rates of unemployment at the two dates were 9.7 and 6.5.