HC Deb 30 June 1981 vol 7 cc348-9W
25. Mr. Radice

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the increase in unemployment in the Northern region since May 1979.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Between May 1979 and June 1981 the number of people registered as unemployed in the Northern region, seasonally adjusted and excluding school leavers, increased by 77,200. The figure is provisional, and involves an estimate for a number of offices for which figures are not available for June 1981 as a result of industrial action.