§ 45. Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young persons under the age of 21 are unemployed in the Newcastle-under-Lyme constituency.
§ Mr. David Howell
Information for this precise age group is not available. The unemployment statistics distinguish those under 18 years of age each month and those under 20 years of age in January and July. At 11th January 125 persons under 20 years of age, including 39 who were under 18, were registered as wholly unemployed in the area covered by the Newcastle-under-Lyme Employment Exchange. At 5th April the provisional number under 18 years of age was 40.