HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c84W
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