HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 cc17-8W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Labour (1) if he will publish a breakdown of the figures given in the Ministry of Labour Gazette for numbers on 1st January, 1964; and what number of civilians will be employed by each of the three Services.

Mr. Thorneycroft

The latest available figures are:

unemployed in principal towns and development districts so as to show the numbers of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled who are unemployed in each of the towns and development districts;

(2) whether he will publish seasonal unemployment figures showing the breakdown between skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in those towns in England and Wales which are seriously affected by this problem.

Mr. Godber

Detailed occupational analyses of men and women registered as unemployed are made each quarter, in March, June, September and December, for all employment exchange areas. The figures are published for Great Britain as a whole, Scotland, Wales and the seven administrative regions of England. The corresponding figures for individual employment exchange areas, including those which have marked seasonal fluctuations in employment, are available on request. It would require a heavy expenditure of time and money to compile and publish summaries for areas smaller than regions. I would however, be ready to give such information as I readily can in relation to any particular area.