HC Deb 03 March 1966 vol 725 cc386-7W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the average yearly unemployment figures and percentages for the years 1960 to 1965 for the area covered by the Hull Employment Exchange; and what relationship they bear to the Yorkshire and Humberside economic area and to the country as a whole.

Mr. Gunter

The following table gives the available information:

simplified procedure for administering the grants. The new weekly flat rates of assistance will be, for each trainee, £5 for men (£2 10s. under 18) and £3 10s. for women (£2 0s. under 18), subject to a maximum period of 52 weeks for any one trainee.

At the same time I shall be introducing a scheme to help firms to meet the cost of occupying temporary premises, for training purposes, in Development Districts whilst new factories are being built.

In addition, on 1st July I will introduce a new scheme of direct training assistance to firms in Development Districts. Under this scheme we shall offer to help firms to get training started on their own premises by lending them experienced Ministry of Labour training staff.

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