HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 c52W
42. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of boys and girls of 17 years of age who have not yet found employment in the Lanarkshire exchanges.

Mr. Dudley Smith

1,676 young persons under 18 years of age, including 420 school leavers, were registered as unemployed in Lanarkshire on 8th May, 1972. I regret that the statistics do not distinguish separately those aged 17 years.