§ 100. Mr. R. Edwards
asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of unemployed persons in the Bilston, Coseley and Sedgley districts of Staffordshire on the latest available date; how many were 18 years of age and under; what were the corresponding figures for the previous year; and what factors have caused the increase.
§ Mr. Hare
The main increases in unemployment were in construction, non-electrical engineering and the metal industries. The following are the unemployment figures, including those temporarily stopped, for the Bilston Employment Exchange area, which includes Coseley, and the Dudley Employment Exchange area, which includes Sedgley:
12th February, 1962 11th February, 1963 — Total Under 18 Total Under 18 Bilston … 662 22 1,426 114 Dudley … 717 14 2,652 86