§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of insured persons in employment in the Doncaster travel-to-work area in each of the past 10 years; and if he will give the figures for male and female employees separately.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Estimates of the numbers employed in local areas are made for each mid-year and the most recent are for June 1971. Following is the available information:
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA COVERED BY THE DONCASTER, ASKERN AND THORNE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES (thousands) Males Females Total June 1962 … 68.0 25.7 93.7 June 1963 … 69.5 25.9 95.4 June 1964 … 69.2 27.0 96.2 June 1965 … 68.5 27.7 96.1 June 1966 … 69.7 28.8 98.4 June 1967 … 67.7 30.7 98.4 June 1968 … 64.5 30.9 95.4 June 1969 … 64.3 31.8 96.0 June 1970 … 63.9 32.3 96.3 June 1971 … 63.1 31.6 94.6
The estimates are subject to sampling and other errors and no significance should be attached to small changes from one year to another.
§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of new jobs in the pipeline for the Doncaster travel-to-work area and the number of expected redundancies notified to him for that area as likely to arise during the ensuing 12 months.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
Information is not available on the number of new jobs expected to arise in the Doncaster travel-to-work area during the next year. However, 1,400 jobs—780 for men—are expected to arise over the next four years in260W new industrial buildings for which industrial development certificates have been approved and in existing buildings taken over by manufacturing industry. No information is available on jobs arising in the service sector. My Department has only been notified of redundancies involving 11 workpeople due to occur in the area in the year commencing on 1st April