HC Deb 09 July 1971 vol 820 c469W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give as much information as may be readily available showing the rise and/or fall in actual figures or as a percentage in the number of unemployed, the cost of

Between June, 1970 and June, 1971 Between June, 1969 and June, 1970
Total number registered as unemployed in Great Britain +177,800 +48,000
Notified vacancies remaining unfilled in Great Britain* -97,900 -26,900
Staff engaged in the department +795 +1,075
Between May, 1970 and May, 1971 Between May, 1969 and May, 1970
General Index of Retail Prices +9.8 per cent +6.1 per cent
Between year ended 31st May, 1970 and year ended 31st May, 1971 (provisional) Between year ended 31st May, 1969 and year ended 31st May, 1970
Working days lost in stoppages due to industrial disputes (United Kingdom) +8.7 million +4.5 million
Between financial years 1969–70 and 1970–71 Between financial years 1968–69 and 1969–70
Net cost of administration of the department +£5 million +£4.2 million
* The vacancy statistics relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour

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