North-Western Region

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th July 1967.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Glover Sir Douglas Glover , Ormskirk 12:00 am, 10th July 1967

asked the Minister of Labour what is the latest figure in total numbers and percentages for unemployment in the North-Western Region; and how this compares with the corresponding month in 1962.

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

The figures were 68,948 and 2·3 per cent. in June, 1967, and 69,449 and 2·3 per cent. in June, 1962.

Photo of Sir Douglas Glover Sir Douglas Glover , Ormskirk

Is not the right hon. Gentleman disturbed by the fact that the same trend has been shown in all the Answers to these sorts of Questions today? Is he aware that now, in the middle of the summer, unemployment is rising when, from the seasonal point of view, this state of affairs should not exist? What is his Department going to do about it?

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

The mid-summer figures for June, 1962, were just about the same. I should have thought that the hon. Gentleman would have taken some comfort from the figures I have quoted.