HC Deb 26 January 1972 vol 829 c479W
Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what number and percentage of people were unemployed in Bradford in January, 1970, and at the latest available date in January, 1972, respectively; and if he will make a statement on these figures.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At 10th January, 1972, there were, provisionally, 7,883 people registered as unemployed in the Bradford and Shipley travel-to-work area, of whom 226 were temporarily stopped, and the rate of unemployment was 4.8 per cent. The corresponding figures for January, 1970, were 4,017, 191 and 2.5.