HC Deb 25 April 1975 vol 890 c410W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from the TUC and building trade unions concerning the most recent figures of unemployed in the building industry.

Mr. Harold Walker

My right hon. Friend is very conscious of current difficulties in the building industry, although he has not recently discussed the specific issue or unemployment with the trade unions. However, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is keeping the position in the construction industry under constant review.

Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many building trade workers are unemployed on Merseyside at the latest avilable date; and how these figures compare with each of the past five years.

Mr. Harold Walker

Following is the information:

Numbers unemployed who last worked in construction: Merseyside Special Development Area
March 1970 6,961
March 1971 7,527
March 1972 10,691
March 1973 8,842
March 1974 9,192
March 1975 11,625

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