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General Labourers

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of unemployed males and females in the United Kingdom who were classified as general labourers in occupation group XVIII in the last month this year for which figures are available; and if he will give comparative figures for the two previous years in that month.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 November 1979]: The following table gives, for the dates specified, the numbers of unemployed people registered at employment offices in the United Kingdom for employment as general labourers:

MalesFemales
September 1977403,54572,400
September 1978393,39477,143
September 1979364,72175,183