HC Deb 08 July 1971 vol 820 cc436-7W
61. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the ratio of wholly unemployed to outstanding vacancies in the Wearside area at the latest available date.

Mr. Bryan

At June, 1971, there were in the Wearside area 3.4 notified vacancies to every hundred persons registered as wholly unemployed. There is no obligation on employers to notify their vacancies to my Department. The vacancy statistics relate only to those vacancies which are notified and remain unfilled on certain dates, and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.