§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will provide the latest youth unemployment figures for each employment exchange area in Wales for the latest available date, together with the numbers at that date engaged on the youth opportunities programme.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The information is not readily available in the form requested and could only be produced at disproportionate cost. At county level the information is as follows:
January 1981 Numbers of registered unemployed aged under 20 years Numbers of participants on Youth Opportunity Programmes South Glamorgan 3,551 1,596 Mid Glamorgan 6,417 3,461 West Glamorgan 4,222 1,737 Gwent 4,772 2,518 Dyfed 2,325 1,182 Powys 434 391 Gwynedd 1,634 914 Clwyd 3,120 2,211