HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 cc199-200W
75. Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on the latest figures for unemployment in Wales.

Mr. Fernyhough

On 14th October, 1968, there were 38,872 persons including 29,941 men, registered as unemployed in Wales, including 239 temporarily stopped; this represented an unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent. Although this shows a slight improvement on the position a year ago, the level of unemployment is still a matter of serious concern and it is hoped that the various measures which the Government has taken will bring about a reduction.