HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 cc347-8W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many

Wholly unemployed In addition, temporarily stopped workers registered as unemployed
Manchester North West Manchester North West
14th February, 1972 (provisional) 30,914 141,389 18,388 76,480
8th February, 1971 18,583 93,502 1,156 8,724
9th February, 1970 16,771 78,189 200 1,295

Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many projected redundancies have been brought to his attention in the Greater Manchester area for the year 1972; and what action he is taking to provide new employment opportunities.

Mr. Bryan

Not all redundancies are notified to my Department, but notifications of redundancies involving 6,335 people have so far been recorded as due to occur in the Manchester travel-to-work area in the year 1972. Employment prospects in Manchester will benefit from an upturn in the national economy which the Government's massive measures will achieve.

Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms, factories and other places of employment closed down in the Greater Manchester area in 1971.

Mr. Bryan

I do not have comprehensive figures but, on the basis of information held by my Department, I estimate

males are unemployed in the Newport, Monmouthshire, employment exchange area; and how many male vacancies existed at the latest available date.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At 14th February, the provisional number of males registered as wholly unemployed in the area covered by the Newport and Newport Docks Employment Exchanges was 2,676. In addition, 376 temporarily stopped male workers were registered as unemployed. At 9th February, 92 notified vacancies for males remained unfilled.