§ 20. Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now provide a broad indication of the percentage unemployed (a) in the private sector and (b) in the public sector, based on allocating the figures for each standard industrial classification to that sector in which the majority of those in that classification are employed.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Calculated on this imprecise basis, the percentages for March were 6.5 in the private sector and 2.5 in the public sector.
§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the current rate of unemployment in the United Kingdom.