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Northern Region

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour what consideration he has given to representations as to the increasing difficulties in placing juveniles in employment in the North-East of England; and what steps he is taking to deal with the matter.

While the situation in the Northern Region is less good than in other regions, it is not correct to say that the difficulties are increasing. On the contrary, there has been a general improvement this year; unemployment among young people is lower and notified vacancies higher. Government policy continues to be to increase employment opportunities in the region.