§ Dr. John A. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers are currently unemployed in the area covered by the Cleator Moor, Millom and Whitehaven careers offices; what percentage this represents of all school leavers for the last academic year; and how many have been unemployed for longer than three months.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Sixteen school leavers were registered as unemployed at these careers offices in March; this was 1.8 per cent. of the total of 903 young people known by careers officers to have left school in 1971–72. The Department's statistics do not distinguish school leavers separately by term of leaving or by duration of unemployment but it is likely that most of the 16 unemployed in March left school last July.