HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 cc3-4W
46. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of unemployed in Hull in May, 1951, and May, 1964, respectively; and what is his estimate of the number of Hull unemployed who during the last 13 years, owing to unemployment in the city, have left to find employment in the south-east of England or elsewhere.

Mr. Whitelaw

3,187 and 3,443. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.

47. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Labour how many adults and juveniles are being trained or retrained at the Hull Government Training Centre; and what estimate he has made of the numbers who, when their training is completed, will leave to find jobs away from home, because of the unemployment in the city.

Mr. Whitelaw

There are 63 adults and no juveniles in training at the Hull Government Training Centre at present. The unemployment position in Hull has improved considerably over the last few months and I have no reason to expect undue difficulty in finding jobs for trainees locally.