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Short-Time Working (Wales)

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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(2) what is the total number of job vacancies for males and females in the Bournemouth, East parliamentary constituency currently notified to his Department; and what were the comparable figures to the nearest convenient date in each year from 1970 to 1971, inclusive.

The following table shows information for the Bournemouth Employment Office area at June each year. The vacancy figures relate only to vacancies notified to Employment Offices and Careers Offices and are not a measure of total vacancies. The statistics are shown for each June from 1970 to 1975.the comparable figures for the nearest convenient date in each year from 1970 to 1974, inclusive; and what are and were the comparable figures for (i) the South East and South West Regions of England and (ii) Great Britain.

Following is the information for June each year:—firms were known to be on short-time working in Wales at the end of May.

I regret that information is not available for the end of May. However in the week commencing 9th June 1975, 96 establishments in Wales were known by my Department to be on short-time working.