HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c50W
Mr. Urwin

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the full extent of job loss in the constituency of Houghton-le-Spring and in the Northern Region since January 1970.

Mr. Golding,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th June 1976; Vol. 913, c. 598–9], gave the following information:

At June 1975 the estimated number of employees in employment in the area covered by the Seaham and Houghton-le-Spring employment offices was about 25,300. After allowing for discontinuities in the series at June 1971, there has been virtually no change in the numbers employed since June 1970.