§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of persons unemployed who are qualified as doctors, nurses and teachers, respectively; and how these numbers compare with the figures for 1961, 1971, 1978 and 1980 in each case.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1981]: The present occupational analysis of the numbers unemployed was introduced in December 1972 and comparable figures are available only from that date. The following table gives the numbers of unemployed people registered at employment offices in Great Britain for employment in the occupations specified at December in each of the years 1972, 1978 and 1980, the latest date for which information is available.
December 1972 December 1978 December 1980 Doctors Medical practitioners 186 395 641 Nurses State registered, state enrolled and state certified midwives 954 4,119 4,991 Teachers Secondary, primary, pre-primary and special education 2,594 10,986 13,979