§ 55. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures for each employment exchange area in the Metropolitan Merseyside districts; how many, and what percentage are registered unemployed building trade workers; and how many of these workers have signed the register for employment in their own trade for one, two, and three or more years, to the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The total numbers unemployed and the numbers and percentage of the total who last worked in construction, in each employment office area of Merseyside, are set out in the following table. Information about the length of time unemployed is not available separately for building workers.
§ Mr. Foot
I am always pleased to receive suggestions about possible ways of creating employment and training opportunities from any source. Where these seem practicable, it is the regular practice to arrange for them to be discussed with the TUC, the CBI and of course with the Manpower Services Commission, on which both bodies are represented.