§ Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of the total unemployment in Great Britain was concentrated in development districts in January, 1963; and how this figure compares with that for January, 1960.
§ Mr. Hare
The percentage of total unemployment that is in areas currently listed as development districts was 25.1 at 14th January. In January, 1960, the Local Employment Act had not come into effect, but the corresponding percentage in these areas at that time was 31.7.