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Festival Of Britain (Sunday Opening)

Volume 481: debated on Friday 24 November 1950

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asked the Lord President of the Council if he will give an estimate of the number of persons who would be employed on Sundays in the amusement section of the Festival of Britain.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave the hon. and gallant Member for Croydon West (Lieut.-Commander Thompson) on Thursday, 23rd November.

NUMBERS OF PERSONS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT THE HIGH WYCOMBE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE AT 13TH NOVEMBER, 1950, AND THE NUMBERS OF VACANCIES FILLED BY THE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE DURING THE PERIOD 28TH SEPTEMBER, 1950 TO 25TH OCTOBER, 1950
IndustryNumbers unemployed at 13th November, 1950Vacancies filled 28th September, 1950, to 25th October, 1950
MalesFemalesMalesFemales
Engineering, etc.74197
Furniture and Upholstery125368
Paper, etc., Manufacture32102
Distributive Trades7579
All other Industries and Services61379481
Total, All Industries and Services9053166107

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the numbers unemployed at the most recent date within each of the areas covered by the urban councils of Aspull, Blackrod, Hindley, Horwich. Standish and Westhoughton.

The following table gives the figures for employment exchanges in the specified areas.

NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS ON THE REGISTERS OF THE UNDERMENTIONED EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AT 13TH NOVEMBER, 1950
Employment ExchangeNumber Unemployed
Aspull65
Hindley (including Youth Employment Office)131
Horwich (including Blackrod)25
Standish53
Westhoughton36