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Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the present ratio in Wales between registered unemployed and notified vacancies; and what was the ratio in January 1976, January 1975 and January 1974.

I circulate a table showing the numbers unemployed and the vacancies unfilled in Wales for each of the dates specified. Because of possible duplication, the vacancy figures for employment offices and careers offices cannot be added together to provide the ratios requested.Following is the information: