§ Mr. Blaker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employment exchange areas in intermediate areas had a lower rate of unemployment than the Blackpool employment exchange area in June, 1970, November, 1970, June, 1971, and November, 1971.
§ Mr. Bryan
There are 32 employment exchange or travel-to-work areas within the intermediate areas for which separate rates of unemployment can be calculated. Of these the numbers whose rates were below the rate for the Blackpool travel-to-work area at the dates specified were:
June, 1970 11 November, 1970 18 June, 1971 8 November, 1971 20