§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the ratio of unemployed adult males to notified and appropriate vacancies in Scotland, Wales, Greater London and the standard regions of England.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
The following table shows the provisional figures for October 1973. Vacancy figures used in the calculation relate only to vacancies notified to employment exchanges and do not measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.
Ratio of unemployed to unfilled vacancies: men aged 18 and over Scotland 5.6:1 Wales 4.2:1 Greater London 0.9:1 South East (including Greater London) 0.8:1 East Anglia 1.1:1 South West 1.5:1 West Midlands 1.7:1 East Midlands 1.4:1 Yorkshire and Humberside. 2.6:1 North West 41:1 North 4.7:1