HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c348W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest figure for unemployment in the Manchester area and the North West; and how this com- pares with 12 and 24 months previous.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Following is the information:

that the number of establishments of all kinds and sizes in the Manchester travel-to-work area in which workpeople were employed and which closed down during 1971 was of the order of 400.