§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he is aware of the nil reception of television48W
offices in Plymouth, there were 286 young people under 18 registered as unemployed; of these 30 had been unemployed for more than 13 weeks and 39 were school leavers registered for first employment.
The corresponding figures for the area covered by the Gunnislake careers office were seven, one and one.
§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the total unemployment figure as recorded by his Department for the Gunnislake district exchange of the Plymouth exchange area; what percentage this represents of the working population of this subdistrict; and what are the figures and percentages for men and women, respectively, within this sub-district;
(2) what is the total unemployment figure as recorded by his Department's exchange for the Plymouth and district area; what percentage this represents of the working population; and what are the figures and percentages for men and women, respectively.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Following is the information available:—
programmes emanating from Northern Ireland on the East coast of North Antrim; what progress is being made in the Northern Ireland development programme of television broadcasting to remedy this; what amount of money is available in Northern Ireland for this programme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chataway
The coverage attained by their transmissions is primarily a matter for the B.B.C. and the I.T.A. They tell me that reception of the B.B.C.1 programme is generally possible in North Antrim but that there are coastal areas where I.T.V. cannot be received. Improvements will depend upon completion of the long term U.H.F. programme.