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Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out in the Official Report in tabular form, for each of the employment service offices within the Farnham parliamentary constituency, (a) the number of persons unemployed by previous trade, (b) the number of unemployed young people who have had no employment for more than three months since leaving school and are at the present time registered as unemployed, (c) the number of people resident in the Farnham parliamentary constituency who are currently employed under the youth opportunities programme, and the special temporary employment programme and (d) the number of vacancies for each trade for the latest convenient date.

The following table gives for the Farnham, Godalming and Lip-hook employment office areas, which together correspond closely to the Farnham parliamentary constituency, the numbers of people registered as unemployed analysed according to the industry in which they last worked, the numbers of unfilled vacancies in these industries and the numbers of unemployed school leavers. The industrial figures are for 10th August, the latest date for which this quarterly information is available.

Unfilled vacanciesUnfilled vacanciesUnfilled vacancies
Unemployedat employment officeat careers officeUnemployedat employment officeat careers officeUnemployedat employment office
Agriculture, forestry, fishing12414758
Mining and quarrying
Food, drink and tobacco411
Coal and petroleum products22
Chemicals and allied industries41312
Metal manufacture11
Mechanical engineering17224206262
Instrument engineering11222
Electrical engineering312174131
Shipbuilding and marine engineering12
Metal goods not elsewhere specified221347
Leather, leather goods and fur11
Clothing and footwear13
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc.31
Timber, furniture, etc.1354133
Paper, printing and publishing422141
Other manufacturing industries4236561
Gas, electricity and water315231
Transport and communication1929815
Distributive trades543913302118241
Insurance, banking, finance and business services16331456101
Professional and scientific services35833251830
Miscellaneous services61381142595487
Public administration and defence6115244163355
Not elsewhere specified (including school leavers)17516473
Unemployed school leavers at 12th October (included above)814
The vacancy figures relate only to vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices; vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about country one-third of all vacancies in the count as a whole. Because of possible duplication the two series should not be added together.
There is no careers office at Liphook.
I am informed by the chairman of the Manpower Services Commission that, in respect of the youth opportunities programme and the special temporary employment programme, the information is not available in the form requested. In October, some 15 people, placed by careers offices and employment services division offices of the Manpower Services Commission within the Farnham parliamentary constituency were on schemes

Statistics are available of the total numbers of unemployed school leavers but not of those unemployed for more than three months. The figures given are for three months. The figures given are for 12th October.

under the youth opportunities programme; no special temporary employment programme scheme was operational in this area.