§ 74. Miss Quennell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what percentage of the total labour force in the Petersfield constituency is unemployed; how this compares with last autumn; and whether she expects an increase or decrease in the coming winter.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
In the area covered by the Petersfield and Alton Employment Exchanges, the percentage rates of unemployment at November, 1968, and November, 1967, were 2.1 and 2.2 respectively. The figure for November, 1968, is provisional. As I have already said in the House, I am not prepared to give forecasts as to the future level of unemployment.