HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c259W
16. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, on the basis of calculation of the 1971 census figures for unemployment, what he estimates to be the current number of the unemployed.

Mr. Maurice Macmillan

Monthly figures are not compiled on this basis but an estimate for May this year will be obtained from the labour force survey which is being carried out in the United Kingdom this month at the request of the EEC.