§ 89. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Labour how many vacancies exist in Fife for boys and girls, respectively; how many boys and girls are currently unemployed; how many school leavers are currently unemployed; and what prospects they have for early employment.87W
§ Mr. Hare
On 10th July there were 70 unfilled vacancies for boys and 99 for girls. 552 boys and 355 girls were registered for employment on 15th July, of whom 315 boys and 128 girls were school leavers. The employment situation in Fife is difficult but the number of unfilled vacancies on any given date is not a measure of the total number of openings likely to become available to school leavers. I am hopeful that most school leavers will obtain employment without great difficulty.