HC Deb 03 February 1972 vol 830 cc157-8W
39. Mr. John Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the number of unemployed in the area covered by the High Wycombe employment office; the number of outstanding vacancies; and the percentage of unemployed to the total working population in the area.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At 10th January, 742 people were registered as unemployed in the High Wycombe Employment Exchange area and 677 notified vacancies remained unfilled. The rate of unemployment for the High Wycombe, Chesham and Gerrards Cross travel-to-work area was 1.6 per cent. The vacancy statistics relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.