HC Deb 30 June 1976 vol 914 cc196-8W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the community councils in Wales that have had schemes approved under the Job

Number of projects approved Number of jobs Total Grant
Llanbedrog Community Council 1 4 5,876
Tenby Town Council 1 6 5,243
Llandybie Parish Council 1 4 4,854
Chepstow Town Council 1 5 9,569
Monmouth Town Council 1 6 4,546
Pwllheli Town Council 1 8 14,370

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were engaged in (a) the aircraft construction industry, (b) the shipbuilding industry and (c) the ship repairing industry in Wales in 1960, 1965, 1970 and at present.

Mr. Golding

Following is the information available:

Aerospace Equipment Manufacturing and Repairing Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
June 1960 2.6 5.2
June 1965 2.8 4.1
June 1966 (a) 2.1 4.3
June 1966 (b) 2.1 4.2
June 1969 (a) 3.2 2.4
June 1969 (b) 3.9 2.4
June 1970 3.6 2.4
June 1971 (a) 3.9 1.5
June 1971 (b) 4.8 1.3
June 1974 3.3 1.6


(1) Between June 1966 and June 1967 the industrial classifications of many establishments were corrected. The estimates for June 1966 are shown on both bases, that is (a) excluding and (b) including the effects of reclassifications.

(2) The estimates for June 1969 (a) and earlier dates are classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification (1958) and are not fully comparable with those for June 1969 (b) and later dates which are classified on the basis of the SIC (1968).

(3) The estimates for June 1971 (a) and earlier dates are based on counts of national insurance cards and are not comparable with those for June 1971 (b) and later dates which are based on censuses of employment.

Estimates are available for the whole of the shipbuilding and marine engineering industries but not separately for shipbuilding and ship repairing.

For the industries specified, the estimates for June 1974 are the latest at present available for Wales.

Creation Programme, together with the cost and number of jobs approved for each of these councils.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that, up to June, the information is as follows:

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons in South-West England and in Wales, respectively, for the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Golding

At June 1976, 9,489 unfilled vacancies were held by employment offices and 1,175 by careers offices in the South-West Region. The figures for Wales were 5,347 and 729, respectively. At the same date 97,639 people were registered as unemployed in the South-West region, and 73,796 in Wales. All figures are provisional.

The vacancy figures relate only to those notified to employment offices and careers offices and are not a meaure of total vacancies. Because of possible duplication, the separate series cannot be added together or used to provide the ratios requested.

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