§ 40. Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers in Hartlepool exchange area have not been offered employment ; how many young persons under the age of 18 years are wholly unemployed ; and how these figures compare for the last month for which they are taken to the same period in 1968, 1969 and 1970, respectively.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
On 12th July there were 65 unemployed school leavers still seeking their first jobs in Hartlepool. Altogether there were 261 young people registered as unemployed on that date ; the comparable totals for the month of July 1968, 1969 and 1970 were 162 (including 39 school leavers), 207 (including 39 school leavers), and 226 (including 19 school leavers), respectively.