§ 99. Mr. R. Edwards
asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of unemployed persons in Wolverhampton 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
On 11th February, 1963, 4,350 people, of whom 301 were under 18 years of age, were registered as unemployed at the Wolverhampton Employment Exchange, compared with 2,247 and 121 on 12th February, 1962. Two-thirds of the increase was in the construction industry. Most of these were temporarily stopped.