North-East

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 20 Gorffennaf 1964.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Godber Mr Joseph Godber , Grantham 12:00, 20 Gorffennaf 1964

The hon. Gentleman has a Question down to my right hon. Friend later this week and I will therefore leave my right hon. Friend to answer that point. It is relevant to point out now, however, that over the period referred to unemployment in the North-East has dropped by 27,487—from 5·4 per cent. to 3 per cent. This shows that, in spite of closures, a great deal has been done in the area.