HC Deb 31 October 1980 vol 991 cc385-6W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of school leavers unemployed in the Liverpool travel-to-work area and the Merseyside special development area, respectively, at the latest available date.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 29 October 1980, c. 223]: Unemployment percentage rates are not calculated for school leavers. At 9 October there were 5,762 unemployed school leavers under 18 years of age in the Liverpool travel-to-work area and 8,245 in the Merseyside special development area. They represented 7.9 and 8.1 per cent., respectively, of all those registered as unemployed in these areas. The figures are provisional.