HC Deb 05 August 1971 vol 822 cc395-6W
Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number and type of job opportunities he expects will become available to juveniles and adults in the Hull area as a consequence of Government action before the winter of 1971.

Mr. Bryan

Since the numbers and type of job opportunities which will arise in any area by a given date depend upon various unforeseeable factors, for example decisions by individual employers, I regret that I am unable to make the detailed estimate for which the hon. Member has asked. However, I expect Hull will benefit from the extensive measures we have taken both to stimulate the national economy and to encourage industrial growth in the development and intermediate areas.

women, boys and girls, respectively, are included in each total.

Mr. Bryan

Following is the information:

Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of school leavers presently without their first job in the Hull area from July, 1970 to the latest available date; and how this compares with the national average.

Mr. Bryan

The numbers of boys and girls registered as unemployed, and the numbers of these who were school leavers registered for first employment, are counted on a selected day in each month. The following table shows the number of school leavers registered at Hull County Borough careers office and in Great Britain at each of the counts made from July, 1970, to July, 1971:

Date Hull Great Britain
July 9 9,063
August 672 36,322
September 250 20,696
October 82 9,933
November 34 5,359
December 30 3,821
January 35 5,508
February 32 4,501
March 29 3,419
April 361 7,598
May 70 6,524
June 25 4,917
July 39 14,815

The statistics do not indicate how many of the school leavers at present registered as unemployed have been on the registers since July, 1970.