§ Mr. Loyden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the number of building and construction workers that are unemployed (a) nationally; (b) in the South-West Region; (c) in the North-West Region and (d) on Merseyside.
§ Mr. John Fraser
At 11th November 1974 the numbers were 111,709 in Great Britain, 8,242 in the South-West Region, 19,757 in the North-West Region and 10,085 in the Merseyside development area. The figures include estimates for a small number of employment offices which did not render statistics in November. Information for December 1974 is not available because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency.