HC Deb 09 February 1973 vol 850 cc205-6W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the male job loss in the five counties of Mid-Wales in 1971 and 1972;

(2) how many male jobs in manufacturing industry were created in the five counties of Mid-Wales in 1971 and 1972.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Precise information about jobs lost and jobs created is not available, but an indication of net annual changes can be obtained by comparing mid-year employment estimates, the most recent of which, for local areas, relate to June 1971. Between June 1970 and June 1971 there was no significant change

requiring, respectively, a standstill or a reduction in incomes.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

Notices applying Section 2 of the Act have been served on two companies. The effect of one was to stop the payment of a proposed increase in pay and of the other to require reversion to the rates paid before 6th November 1972.