HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 cc534-5W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of young people under the age of 25 years who are now unemployed; and if he will give a breakdown of the figure by planning regions.

Mr. Golding

Following is the information for January 1977, the latest date for which the half-yearly age analysis of the unemployed is available:

South-East 115,890
East Anglia 12,093
South-West 38,199
West Midlands 47,500
East Midlands 26,391
Yorkshire and Humberside 41,337
North-West 77,198
North 40,806
Wales 31,908
Scotland 75,922
Great Britain 507,244