§ Dr. Reginald Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the unemployment figures and percentages in the shipbuilding and boatbuilding and ancillary industries in the coastal districts of Hampshire and Dorset. severally and collectively.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The following table shows the numbers unemployed, at January 1976, who last worked in shipbuilding and marine engineering (Minimum List Heading 370 of the Standard Industrial Classification). Separate information is given for each local office area in the districts specified. Meaningful percentage rates of unemployment cannot be calculated, however, for single industries in local areas.
Number-unemployed Portsmouth 51 Gosport 16 Fareham 36 Havant 44 Southampton 209 Eastleigh 10 Woolston 143 Lymington 9 Hythe 19 Bridport 5 Weymouth 13 Swanage 3 Poole 40 Bournemouth 10 Christchurch 13 Wareham 1 Dorchester — Total 622