§ Mr. F. Anderson
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed and signing on at the Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Millom employment exchanges, respectively, at the latest available date; how many have signed on for more than six months; and what prospects there are of these people being found employment in the near future.
§ Mr. Isaacs
At 14th October, the numbers of insured persons registered as unemployed at the Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Millom employment exchanges were 706, 661 and 115 respectively. At 16th September, the latest date for which an analysis is available, the numbers who had been on the registers for six months or more were 289 at Whitehaven and 240 at Cleator Moor; there were none at Millom. The new undertakings and extensions to existing factories which have been approved will secure substantial improvement in employment prospects in this area which it is expected will begin to show itself in the near future.