§ Mr. Mayhew
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what were the numbers of unemployed, men and women, in the Woolwich Employment Exchange at the latest available date, and the corresponding figures for 1968 and 1967; what proportion of these had been out of work for six weeks or more; and how these figures compare with the national average.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
The latest information available about the duration of unemployment in both Great Britain as a whole and local areas relates to March, 1969. The analysis for that month distinguished those registered as wholly unemployed for more than five weeks but not those registered for six weeks or more. Following is the information: