HC Deb 19 October 1982 vol 29 c94W
16. Mr. Strang

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been unemployed for over a year in the United Kingdom; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.

Mr. Alison:

At 8 July 1982 the number of people registered as unemployed for over 52 weeks in the United Kingdom was 1,070,506 compared with 360,622 at 12 July 1979.