§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will produce seasonally adjusted unemployment statistics for the Lancaster travel-to-work area.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
It is not my Department's practice to provide seasonally adjusted unemployment figures below regional level. For most travel-to-work areas the comparatively low numbers of unemployed would involve technical difficulties in producing satisfactory results. It is unlikely that the quality of the resulting figures would justify the extra resources necessary to process and keep up to date seasonally adjusted unemployment series for each travel-to-work area.