§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he plans any measures to reduce the level of unemployment in the Lampeter area; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The travel-to-work area is well placed to benefit from Government policies and programmes providing both employment and training opportunities and in particular the work of the Development Board for Rural Wales and the Welsh Development Agency.
§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many men, women and young persons have been out of work for more than six months, one year, and 596W two years in the Port Talbot travel-to-work area; and what were the comparable figure for one year and two years ago.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The latest information relates to October 1982 and is as follows:
Unemployed Over 6 Months Unemployed Over One Year Unemployed Over 2 years October 1982 Males 5,519 3,790 1,775 Females 2,039 1,086 414 Young People aged under 20 years 1,001 462 68 October 1981 Males 4,688 2,845 632 Females 1,793 896 210
Unemployed Over 6 Months Unemployed Over One Year Unemployed Over 2 years Young People aged under 20 years 749 311 18 October 1980 Males 1,849 989 448 Females 1,007 439 179 Young people aged under 20 years 330 68 5