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Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of persons, male and female, and persons under 18 years of age, male and female, registered as wholly unemployed, together with length of unemployment, as at the latest convenient date, in the Gateshead and district employment area.

The following is the information required:unestablished employees over the age of 60 in the skilled labourer grades. We have good reason to suppose that we will be able to offer such employment to a large proportion of the remaining 90 established men.