Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd March 1972.

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Photo of Mr Dudley Smith Mr Dudley Smith , Warwick and Leamington 12:00 am, 2nd March 1972

Based on those wholly unemployed in the Wear-side travel-to-work area, the male unemployment rate on 14th February was 11 per cent. Substantial numbers of workers were laid off because of the fuel crisis and if those temporarily stopped are included the rate, based on the total number of males registered as unemployed, was 12·9 per cent. These figures are provisional.