HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 c209W
68. Mr. Varley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT the percentage rate of total unemployment and male unemployment, and the number of persons involved, in the Chesterfield employment exchange area.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At 8th February, 1971, there were 2,109 persons, of whom 1,822 were males, registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Chesterfield Employment Exchange. The percentage rates of unemployment for the Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Eckington and Staveley travel-to-work area were 4.4 for males and females collectively and 5.7 for males alone. The figures are provisional. Percentage rates cannot be calculated for parts of travel-to-work areas.