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Seamen (Unemployment Statistics)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total of unemployed seamen at the latest date (a) in England and Wales and (b) on Merseyside; and what percentage of total unemployment these figures represent in each case.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 November 1981]: At 10 September the numbers of deck and engine room ratings included in those registered as unemployed at employment offices in England and Wales and in the Merseyside special development area were 1,667 and 305, respectively. These numbers expressed as percentages of all unemployed people registered at employment offices were 0·1 for England and Wales and 0·3 for Merseyside.