§ Sir David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the present number of registered disabled people unemployed in the Southampton travel-to-work area; what percentage of the total unemployed in the area it represents; and how that percentage compares with the national average.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that on 10 July there were 431 registered disabled people unemployed in the Southampton travel-to-work area which represented 4.4 per cent. of the total number of people unemployed in the area; this compares with a national figure of 3.8 per cent. in June, the latest date for which national figures are available