§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons are unemployed in Walthamstow and Leyton; what percentage of the work force this represents; how many persons under 18 years in the area are unemployed; how many persons from the ethnic minorities are unemployed and what are the comparable figures for the previous year.
§ Mr. Alison
The following table gives information at the latest available dates and 12 months previously for the area covered by the Walthamstow and Leyton employment offices. Percentage rates of unemployment are not calculated for individual local areas in London and the rates given in the table relate to the Greater London Council area as a whole.
Average gross hourly earnings (pence) Agriculture All industries and services‡ Regular full-time hired men aged 20 and over* Full-time males aged 21 and over† Full-time manual males aged 21 and over All full-time male employees aged 21 and over (1) as per cent. of (3) (2) as per cent. of (3) (2) as per cent. of (4) (1) (2) (3) (4) April 1950 11.1 — **15.5 — 72 — — April 1959 19.1 — **27.4 — 70 — — April 1976 110.2 108.7 143.7 167.2 77 76 65 April 1981 207.8 201.6 275.1 332.9 76 73 61 * Figures relate to the quarter beginging in April as recorded by the wages and employment inquiry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and include payments in kind. † Figures relate to workers covered by Orders of the Agriculture Wages Board (England and Wales); they cover the survey period of the New Earnings Survey in April, and include the reckonable value (laid down in the Agricultural Wages Order) of accommodation, meals, etc., provided by the employer. ‡ Unless otherwise indicated, based on the New Earnings Survey. The figures are based on those workers with stated weekly hours in the survey (in 1981 about 97 per cent, of manual males and about 93 per cent, of all males). ** Based on production, transport and certain service sectors in the United Kingdom in the Department of Employment's survey of the earnings of manual workers.