HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c318W
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