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Unemployed Young Persons

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will list the number of unemployed youths under the age of 18 years (a) in Fenland, (b) in Cambridgeshire; and how these figures compare with youth unemployment in England and Wales.

At 10 January, the numbers of people under 18 years of age registered as unemployed in Fenland, in Cambridgeshire and in England and Wales were 111, 582 and 83,218 respectively. The Fenland figure relates to the area covered by the employment offices of Ely, March and Wisbech.