§ 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 31W 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