HC Deb 24 February 1981 vol 999 cc328-9W
57. Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest numbers of unemployed, adult and young persons, in the county of Durham.

Mr. Peter Morrison

At 15 January, the latest date for which an age analysis is available, there were 31,796 people aged 18 years and over and 2,362 aged under 18 years registered as unemployed in the county of Durham. The hon. Member will recall that last November my right hon. Friend announced a major expansion of the youth opportunities programme to provide up to 440,000 opportunities for the young unemployed in 1981–82.