§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage change in unemployment in the Walthamstow and Leyton travel-to-work areas since May 1979.
§ Mr. Alison
Between May 1979 and October 1982, the number of people registered as unemployed (the old basis of the count) in the Walthamstow jobcentre area, which includes Leyton, increased by 117.8 per cent. Between October 1982 and November 1982 the number of unemployed claimants—new basis—in the area showed a negligible change. The figures include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.