§ 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.