§ 20. Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the latest unemployment figures for the Northern region now and at the same date in 1979.
§ Mr. Waddington
At July 1981, the estimated number of people registered as unemployed in the Northern region was 211,856 compared with 127,781 at July 1979. The July 1981 figure includes an estimate in respect of a number of employment offices where no count was made owing to industrial action.