asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of unemployed construction workers on Merseyside at the latest available date; and how this figure compares with other regions;
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 2nd March 1977; Vol. 927, c. 235–6], gave the following information:At 10th February the unemployment rate for the construction industry in the Merseyside special development area was 26·1 per cent. The following table gives the corresponding rates for standard regions:
|Yorkshire and Humberside||14·6|
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report details of unemployment of construction workers on Merseyside in each of the past three years to the latest available date.
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 2nd March 1977; Vol.11 927, c. 235–6], gave the following information:The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in the Merseyside special development area who last worked in the construction industry: