HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 cc163-4W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of Great Britain's insured working population lives in each development area.

Mr. Fernyhough

The estimates for local areas, from which the Development Area figures are derived, relate to employees only and not the total working population. The figures relate to the areas in which the employees work and not the area of residence. The latest available figures relate to June, 1965 and are as follows:

Employees in each Development Area as a percentage of total employees in Great Britain
Per cent.
South Western 0.6
Merseyside 3.5
Northern 5.9
Scottish 8.4
Welsh 2.8

Local estimates for June 1966 will be available in June, 1967.