HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc365-6W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will now introduce legislation to prohibit the operation of private employment agencies for lorry drivers.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No, but my right hon. Friend will watch with interest the progress of the Bill to be introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Stamford (Mr. Kenneth Lewis) which sets out to regulate such agencies.

(3) what are the number of persons in the Pontypridd employment exchange area and Llantrisant employment exchange area who have been unemployed for more than 12 months; and what were the comparable figures in November, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971, respectively.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The nearest date for which information is available is October of each year and the information is as follows: