§ Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of men who last worked in the construction industry and were registered as unemployed in Scotland for each month of 1976 to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Golding
Following is the information:
Number of males registered as unemployed in Scotland who last worked in Construction 1976 1976— January … 28,607 February … 28,637 March … 27,992 April … 28,584 May … 27,235 June … 26,607
§ Mrs. Wise
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures for workers in the construction industry; what is his estimate of future trends; what are the latest unemployment figures for workers in related fields of building materials manufacture, namely bricks, glass and cement; what is his estimate of future trends; and how these figures compare with those for one year and two years earlier.
§ Mr. Golding
The latest figures for the unemployed who last worked in the industries of construction; bricks, fire-clay and refractory goods; glass; and cement are given in the following table, together with corresponding figures of one and two years earlier. It is not the practice of my Department to publish forecasts of the kind requested.
to persons on holiday in Spain, who claim to be able to meet his availability for work criterion.
§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if employment opportunities become available to unemployed men and women holidaying in Spain, whether this information will be 1137W conveyed to them by post, telegramme or telephone; and who will bear the cost of the communication under the new measures he is proposing;
(2) how many cases there have been in the past year when unemployment benefits have been held for claimants until they return from holiday.
§ Mr. John Grant
I will reply to the hon. Members and circulate my answer in theOfficial Report, as early as possible.