Oldbury and Halesowen

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th January 1963.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Moyle Mr Arthur Moyle , Oldbury and Halesowen 12:00 am, 28th January 1963

asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of unemployed who had signed on at the employment exchanges of Oldbury and Halesowen, respectively, at the last available date; and what was the number of school leavers there who were out of employment.

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

On 14th January, 1963, 748 people, including six school leavers, were registered as unemployed at the Oldbury Employment Exchange, and 441 persons, including 12 school leavers, at the Halesowen Employment Exchange.

Photo of Mr Arthur Moyle Mr Arthur Moyle , Oldbury and Halesowen

What does the Minister propose to do to help the young people and school leavers particularly to obtain suitable employment as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

I understand that the employment prospects for young people are quite good. I hope that we shall be able to find employment for them.