HC Deb 24 November 1966 vol 736 c355W
57. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement on his efforts to help towards a settlement of the car delivery strike at the British Motor Corporation, Long-bridge, Birmingham.

Mr. Gunter

Officers of my Ministry have been in almost daily touch with the parties. On two occasions, they have had meetings with representatives of both sides at the Ministry's Birmingham Regional Office. Yesterday, they held further extensive discussions with both sides to see whether there was any possibility of reaching a settlement. Throughout

Men Boys Women Girls Total
11th November, 1963 39,632 3,992 12,369 2,310 58,303
9th November, 1964 28,378 2,170 8,244 1,301 40,093
8th November, 1965 24,278 1,351 6,392 875 32,896
14th November, 1966 (provisional) 34,902 1,889 8,448 1,522 46,761

Analyses of the unemployed by duration of unemployment in sufficient detail to identify those who have been unemployed for more than thirteen weeks are made in January, April, July and October only. At 10th October, 1966 when a total of 28,139 men were unemployed, 43 per cent. (12,090) had been unemployed for more than thirteen weeks.

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