§ 49. Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the total number of unemployed, the number of unfilled vacancies and the number of impending redundancies known to his Department in the existing intermediate areas of Yorkshire at the latest available date; and how these figures compare with the position which applied two years earlier.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith:
The following table shows the information for the Yorkshire Coalfield, North Humberside and Bridlington/Filey intermediate area, but excluding the remainder of Yorkshire which achieved intermediate area status on 22nd March.
NUMBERS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AND NOTIFIED VACANCIES REMAINING UNFILLED IN THEYORKSHIRE COALFIELD, NORTH HUMBERSIDE AND BRIDLINGTON/FILEY INTERMEDIATE AREAS Registered unemployed Total Wholly unemployed Unfilled vacancies April, 1972 (provisional) Yorkshire Coalfield 27,548 27,134 2,130 North Humberside 11,712 11,635 1,033 Bridlington/Filey 1,057 969 427 April, 1970 Yorkshire Coalfield 19,353 19,114 3,609 North Humberside 8,179 8,118 1,369 Bridlington/Filey 1,133 991 297
The vacancy statistics relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.
NUMBER OF IMPENDING REDUNDANCIES KNOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE DATES SHOWN Number of work people involved 1st April, 1972 Yorkshire Coalfield 1,374 North Humberside 67 Bridlington and Filey 42 1st April, 1970 Yorkshire Coalfield 693 North Humberside 112 Bridlington and Filey Nil