§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the figures for each of the regions of Great Britain of young people at present unemployed, the breakdown of these figures into male and female workers, and the available employment vacancies for male and female workers under the age of 20 years, existing in each of these regions, respectively.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
For the under 20 year age group, unemployment statistics are available only for January and July and there are no vacancy statistics. The following table shows information for June, 1971, for young persons under 18 years of age:
but redundancies due to closures notified to my Department during the 12 months ending 14th June, 1971, involved 86 employees in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West, constituency, 2,050 on Tyneside and 9,650 in the Northern Region.