50. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many seamen were registered as unemployed at the last available date; and how this number compares with that for the equivalent dates in 1969, 1970 and 1971.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At March, 1972, the latest date for which information is available, the number of wholly unemployed men in Great Britain who were registered for employment as seamen was 4,275. The corresponding figures for March, 1969, March, 1970, and March, 1971, were 2,808, 2,638 and 3,526, respectively.