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Building And Construction Industry

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons normally employed within the building and construction industry were registered as unemployed at employment exchanges within the Bishop Auckland constituency on 1 March 1979 and 1 March of the current year.

The numbers registered as unemployed are analysed quarterly according to the industry in which they last worked. The latest such analysis was for February 1980 and the following table gives information for this date, and for February 1979, for those employment office areas wholly or mainly within the Bishop Auckland constituency.

February 1979
Barnard Castle71
Bishop Auckland403
Newton Aycliffe128
February 1980
Barnard Castle60
Bishop Auckland434
Newton Aycliffe130

London's report on the possible hardship to users if this service were to be withdrawn. I am now considering this and hope to announce my decision shortly.