HL Deb 24 July 1980 vol 412 c658WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of residents currently reported as unemployed were not born in the United Kingdom.

The Earl of GOWRIE

Comprehensive information is not available. However, figures are compiled of those registered unemployed who were born in the New Commonwealth and Pakistan. At 8th May there were 49,000 such people representing 3.4 per cent. of all registered unemployed in Great Britain.

House adjourned at twenty minutes past ten o'clock.