HC Deb 04 July 1979 vol 969 c602W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the current number of long-term unemployed in the Northern region, male and female, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled.

Mr. Jim Lester

I regret that the information is not available. The numbers registered as unemployed are analysed both by duration and by occupation but there is no cross-analysis of these figures.