asked the Minister of Works the result of the tests undertaken
|NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS ON THE REGISTERS OF THE FALKIRK EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE AT THE UNDERMENTIONED DATES|
|Date||Total number of unemployed persons on the registers||Number registered as temporarily stopped (included in preceding column *)|
|16th November, 1953||…||…||…||…||369||524||25||29|
|7th December, 1953||…||…||…||…||385||503||22||28|
|11th January, 1954||…||…||…||…||418||496||15||24|
|15th February, 1954||…||…||…||…||475||535||43||33|
|15th March, 1954||…||…||…||…||755||533||323||36|
|12th April, 1954||…||…||…||…||1,043||590||646||82|
|* The "temporarily stopped" are persons working short-time or otherwise stood off from their employment. The figures in the Table under the heading "temporarily stopped" include only those persons in that category who were not at work on the days to which the figures relate. They do not include persons who were at work on those days but were stood off on other days of the same weeks. Complete statistics of short-time working are not available.|
in some of the Royal Parks to encourage the public to throw their litter in baskets: how far these tests have resulted in more care; and if he will circularise local authorities to suggest that a greater number of litter baskets should be provided of a type to catch the eye and thus encourage people to refrain from throwing litter in the streets and parks.
The tests will not be completed until later in the year. There is some evidence that the public are responding to appeals to use litter baskets. My right hon. Friend would like to thank the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Press, the newsreel companies and all others who are helping us in this campaign. My right hon. Friend's responsibilities for litter are confined to the Royal Parks and other areas under his control, but the suggestion made by the hon. Member will no doubt be noted by the appropriate authorities.