HC Deb 20 May 1963 vol 678 cc4-5W
Mr. Hocking

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give in tabulated form, region by region, the number of building trade operatives totally unemployed at the last count.

Mr. Whitelaw

The numbers of males wholly unemployed at 8th April, 1963, whose last employment was in construction, were as follows:

London and South Eastern 13,126
Eastern and Southern 6,239
South Western 3,561
Midlands 9,837
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire 6,552
North Western 13.307
Northern 12,521
Scotland 16,987
Wales 8,720
Great Britain 90,850