HC Deb 22 March 1971 vol 814 cc50-1W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the estimated number of married women workers who, though normally employed, are currently out of work, including women insured only for industrial injuries; and whether this figure is included in the latest unemployment returns.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The unemployment figures collected and published by my Department relate to those who register for employment at employment exchanges or at careers offices of the Youth Employment Service. Approximately 39,000 married females were included in a total of about 117,000 registered unemployed females on 8th February, 1971. This figure includes those married women insured for industrial injuries only who, on ceasing employment, register as seeking further work. It does not include those who do not register as seeking further work.