§ 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.