§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were unemployed in Cornwall in the last month for which figures are available who were last employed in the construction industry; and what was the comparable figure on the same date a year ago and on 1st November 1974.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The information which is readily available relates to males. On 11th November 1974 there were 1,139 unemployed males who last worked in construction registered at employment offices in Cornwall compared with 264 on 12th November 1973. The figures do not include those registered at careers offices. Because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency the254W statistics for November 1974 are the latest available.