HC Deb 28 April 1976 vol 910 c97W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons under 18 and between 18 and 21 years of age, respectively, who are unemployed and in receipt of unemployment or other benefits have been offered and refused employment for the last convenient period for which the information is available.

Mr. Golding

The information is not available in the form requested. There is no breakdown for age groups. The number of claimants to unemployment benefit who are known to have refused employment in 1975 was 6,144. No figures are available concerning claimants for supplementary benefit.

Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of males and females registered as unemployed at the latest April date for which figures are available in (a) Wallasey, (b) Birkenhead, (c) Bebington, and (d) Hoylake; and what were the comparable figures for April 1974 and April 1975.

Mr. Golding

Following is the Information:

Employment Office Area April 1974 April 1975 April 1976*
Wallasey 2,105 2,593 3,653
Birkenhead 4,118 5,383 6,921
Bebington 942 1,185 1,652
Hoylake 378 485 729