§ Miss Quennell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the pattern of unemployment among school leavers in the Petersfield constituency; how it compares with that of last year; and what she anticipates will be the pattern during the coming winter.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
On 11th November, 1968, in the Petersfield, Alton and Bordon Youth Employment Office areas, which cover the greater part of the Petersfield constituency, 5 summer school leavers were still registered for first employment out of 562 known to the Youth Employment Service. In November, 1967 the corresponding number was 1 out of 573. I hope that the few remaining summer leavers will soon find employment.