HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc30-1W
Mr. Lofthouse

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the unemployment levels for males and females, separately, in Pontefract, Castleford, and Knottingley in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and at the latest available date.

Mr. Alan Clark

The following table gives, for the jobcentre areas specified, the numbers registered as unemployed in November 1979, 1980 and 1981 and the numbers of unemployed claimants in November 1982 and 1983. It also gives the numbers on both bases for October 1982 when the change in the method of counting was introduced.

in the Manpower Services Commission community programmes, together with the corresponding target figures.

Mr. Peter Morrison

I regret that the information on the number of persons employed and corresponding target figures on community programme projects is not available on a county basis. However the following table gives the numbers employed on 31 October and the corresponding target figures for Wales, Scotland and the seven English regions.

Target Filled places 31 October 1983
Wales 9,610 8,756
Scotland 16,880 15,535
London 10,530 4,957
South East 11,700 7,852
South West 8,400 5,097
Midlands 24,800 22,612
Yorkshire and Humberside 14,300 12,896
Northern 12,500 11,058
North West 21,200 17,702
Great Britain 130,000 106,468