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Jobs (Castleford)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many job vacancies were registered with jobcentres in the Castleford travel-to-work area in November.

The information is not available. The number of vacancies notified to jobcentres between 7 November 1987 and 4 December 1987 will be available on 14 January 1988.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to improve job prospects in the Castleford travel-to-work area.

All my Department's employment, training and enterprise measures are available in the Castleford and Pontefract travel-to-work area. Unemployment has fallen by 1,146 in the area in the last year.