§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many youths under the age of 18 years are at present unemployed in the Hull area; and what was the figure for the month of October in each of the years since 1970.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Information about unemployed young people aged under 18 is available only from the detailed age analysis of the unemployed which is normally made half-yearly, in January and July. Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency, figures for January 1975 are not available, and the most recent published statistics relate to July 1974. The analysis for July 1975 will become available in two to three weeks' time and I will circulate a table in theOfficial Report when these figures are ready.