§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Prime Minister how the percentage rate of unemployment in Wales in October 1981 compares with the percentage rate in the standard regions of England.
§ The Prime Minister
At 8 October the percentage rates of unemployment in Wales and in the regions of England were as follows:
Per cent. Wales 15.7 South East 9.0 East Anglia 9.7 South West 10.7 West Midlands 15.1 East Midlands 10.9 Yorkshire and Humberside 13.2 North West 14.9 North 15.9