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Construction Industry

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of unemployed construction workers in the Merseyside special development area to the latest available date, and the percentage of unemployed construction workers in the other special development areas.

The following table shows the total numbers unemployed in each area who last worked in construction and the percentage they formed of all those unemployed in the area:

UNEMPLOYED IN SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS AT APRIL 1975
Number who last worked in constructionPercentage of all unemployed
Merseyside12,27919·5
North-East11,18120·0
West Cumberland48613·1
West Central Scotland10,61618·9
Girvan5416·5
Leven and Methil15314·4
Glenrothes7110·4
Livingston13421·8
South Wales3,23122·0
North-West Wales1,41927·9