§ 41. Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the present rate of male unemployment in the Rotherham, Maltby and Dinnington exchange areas; and whether this level of unemployment is higher or lower than the average male unemployment rate in the development areas of England and Wales.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At 10th January the percentage rates of unemployment for males in the Rotherham, Maltby and Dinnington Employment Exchange areas were 8.8, 11.3 and 12.7, respectively. The corresponding figure for the development areas of England and Wales was 8.8 per cent.