§ 79. Mr. Fred Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workpeople, male and female, respectively, have lost their employment since 30th June, 1970, through redundancy or closures of factories in the Rhymney, Pontlottyn, Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach, 435W Caerphilly and Senghenydd Labour Exchange areas.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Not all redundancies and closures are notified to my Department and our information is not therefore comprehensive. However, records show that the following numbers of workpeople lost their employment through redundancy or closures during the period 30th June, 1970, to 27th January, 1971—
Area Males Females Pontlottyn … … 275 39 Bargoed … … 63 42 Ystrad Mynach … … 74 13 Caerphilly … … 24 3 Senghenydd … … Nil Nil 436 97
Rhymney forms part of the Pontlottyn employment exchange area.
§ 80. Mr. Fred Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current rate of male unemployment in the Pontlottyn, Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, and Senghenydd Labour Exchange areas.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Percentage rates of unemployment can be calculated only for complete travel-to-work areas. At 11th January the rate for males in the Bargoed travel-to-work areas which includes Blackwood as well as Bargoed,
ESTIMATES OF GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS OF FULL-TIME ADULTS IN APRIL, 1970, OBTAINED FROM THE NEW EARNINGS SURVEY Fylde Sub-division North Western Region Great Britain £ £ £ Manual workers Men aged 21 and over 23.8 26.1 26.2 Women aged 18 and over 12.0 12.7 12.9 Non-manual workers Men aged 21 and over 28.2 34.4 35.7 Women aged 18 and over 16.9 16.7 17.6 All workers Men aged 21 and over 25.5 28.8 29.4 Women aged 18 and over 15.4 15.0 15.8 All workers, excluding those who pay was affected by absence Men aged 21 and over 25.8 29.5 30.0 Women aged 18 and over 15.7 15.5 16.3 All the estimates are subject to sampling error.
§ 83. Mr. Miscampbell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men were registered as unemployed at436W
Pontlottyn and Ystrad Mynach Employment Exchange areas, was 9.1 per cent. Caerphilly and Senghenydd form only a small part of the Cardiff travel-to-work area for which the rate for males was 4.7 per cent.