HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 cc75-6W
54. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the percentage of male unemployment in Sunderland at the latest available date.

year; and what is the figure exclusive of the miners' strike.

Mr. Chichester-Clark:

The latest figures relate to the three months ending 31st March when 12,439,000 working days were lost in all industries and services combined. Excluding the national stoppage in coal mining the total was 1,713,000.

Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost in strikes in the year preceding the Second Reading of the Industrial Relations Bill; and how many in the year following and in the period since the Royal Assent to the Bill.

Mr. Chichester-Clark:

Official statistics are compiled only for complete months. The nearest practicable periods have been used.

Following is the information:

Mr. Chichester-Clark:

At 10th April the rate of unemployment for males in the Wearside travel-to-work area was 11.4 per cent.