HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 c363W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the current numbers of unfilled vacancies per 100 wholly unemployed in the employment exchange areas corresponding to the parliamentary constituency of Midlothian for the categories electrical and electronics, engineering and allied trades, and construction, respectively.

Mr. Dudley Smith

In the area covered by the Livingston, West Calder, Penicuik, Loanhead, Dalkeith and Musselburgh employment exchanges, 8.7 for electrical engineering (Order IX of the Standard Industrial Classification) and 23.5 for construction (Order XX). There were no vacancies for mechanical engineering (Order VIII). The figures relate to November and are provisional; they also relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.