§ Mr. Carter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage level of unemployment in the city of Birmingham; and if he will list the unemployed by category in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At 9th October the rate of unemployment in the Birmingham travel-to-work area was 4.2 per cent. The number of people registered as unemployed in the area was 27,506–21,922 men, 1,413 boys, 3,481 women and 690 girls—including 1,370 who were temporarily stopped.