§ 40. Mr. Millan
asked the Minister of Labour why he is unable to state how many unemployed workers in Scotland obtained employment in London and South-East England in each of the last five years; and what steps he is taking to have this kind of information available in the future.
§ 41. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Labour if he will improve the statistics kept by his Department relating to the movement of insured workers from one region to another so as to obtain periodical figures of unemployed workers in Scotland moving outwith Scotland to obtain employment.
§ 42. Mr. Willis
asked the Minister of Labour why he has refused to make a forecast of the number of unemployed workers in Scotland who will move outwith Scotland in 1964 to obtain employment.
§ Mr. Godber
The information about inter-regional migration that is kept by my Department relates to the movement of employees, employed and unemployed together, and is available for the year ending June only. To provide separate information about the movement of the unemployed would require special returns which would be costly in staff time and money. There has previously been little demand for such information158W and I am reluctant to add to the already heavy work load of statistical information which my Department provides.