HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc5-7W
Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons, male and female, and persons under 18 years of age, male and female, respectively, were registered as unemployed at the July, 1965, count at the Gateshead Employment Exchange and associated Youth Employment Office, and in the Northern Region; what were the comparable figures for each of the years 1962, 1963 and 1964; what percentage of the total figures for each of the years represents unemployment; what was the percentage decrease or increase between each of the years 1962 to 1965; and what was the number of unfilled vacancies at the latest convenient date in Gateshead and in the Northern Region.

Mr. Gunter

The following table gives the information:

and both gangs then go on overtime; in which ports this system is operated; how much it increases dock labour costs; how far it holds up exports; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Thornton

I am informed that detailed evidence on this subject has been submitted to the Devlin Committee. In the circumstances I think that we should wait and see what the Committee has to say in its report, which my right hon. Friend expects to receive very soon.