§ Mr. Longbottom
asked the Minister of Labour by what percentage the total number of persons registered unemployed in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region on 6th December, 1965, exceeded the corresponding number on 8th November; how such percentage increase compares with the corresponding figure a year before; by how many times such percentage increase exceeds the corresponding national percentage increase; and what estimate he has made of the probable percentage by which the January figures for Yorkshire and Humberside will exceed those for 6th December.
§ Mr. Thornton
The total increased by 7 per cent. between 8th November and 6th December, 1965, a percentage increase approximately twice that for Great Britain as a whole. Between November and December, 1964, there was a decrease of 1.8 per cent. My right hon. Friend has made no estimate of the kind referred to in the last part of the Question.