HC Deb 27 February 1963 vol 672 c172W
106. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour what is the present increase of registered unemployed, respectively, of men, women and young persons, in the borough of Leyton compared with a year ago; what are the main avocations of those unemployed; how many are temporarily unemployed; what percentage this represents; and to what extent the unemployment is due to prolonged adverse climatic conditions.

Mr. Hare

Figures are available only for the Leyton Employment Exchange area, in which the Borough of Leyton is situated. Between 12th February, 1962, and 11th February, 1963, the numbers of men, women and those under 18 registered as unemployed increased by 1,439, 126 and 63, respectively. Most of the unemployed are labourers or were last employed in the building or furniture trades. The number of temporarily stopped is 639 or 22 per cent. of the total unemployed. About half the increase in unemployment is thought to be due to the recent weather.

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