§ Mr. Peter Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what was the number of registered unemployed aged under 21 years in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Cumbria in February and October 1974 and in February 1978; and how many of them had been registered as unemployed for more than one year;
(2) how many people aged under 21 years in the United Kingdom were registered as unemployed in February and October 1974 and in February 1978.
§ Mr. Golding
I regret that the information is not available. Analyses giving the age of the unemployed and the length of time for which they have been registered are normally made in January and July each year, but the information was not collected in January 1974 because of an energy crisis.