asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the increase in the number of insured work people in the towns of Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard and Northampton during the past 10 years.
Employment estimates for local areas are made for each mid-year and the latest are for June 1973. The following table shows changes between 1963 and 1973 in the numbers of employees in employment in the employment office areas which cover the towns specified:
|Employment office area||Employee change|
|Wolverton (which includes Newport Pagnell and part of Milton Keynes)||+2,000|
|Bletchley (which includes most of Milton Keynes)||+9,000|