§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest unemployment figures and percentage rates for men and women, respectively, in the Caernarvon and Pwllheli-Porthmadog areas; and how these compare to the corresponding figures for April 1979.
§ Mr. Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the rate of increase between January 1980 and January 1983 in the number of persons registered as unemployed for more than 52 weeks for each county in Wales, ranked from highest to lowest.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The percentage increase in the number of registrants unemployed for over 52 weeks between January 1980 and October 1982 is as follows:
Percentage West Glamorgan 266.8 Powys 246.2 Mid Glamorgan 209.5 Gwent 206.1 Dyfed 202.8 Clwyd 197.0 South Glamorgan 147.7 Gwynedd 128.2
Comparable figures are not available beyond October 1982, but since that date in the period up to January 1983 percentage increases in the number of claimants unemployed for over 52 weeks have been as follows:
Percentage Powys 19.2 South Glamorgan 13.1 Mid Glamorgan 9.8 Dyfed 9.3 Gwynedd 8.9 West Glamorgan 7.9 Clwyd 7.9 Gwent 6.0