HC Deb 08 February 1983 vol 36 c336W
55. Mr. Leighton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out the change in the numbers of unemployed in the area of East Ham from May 1979 until the latest available date.

Mr. Alison

Between May 1979 and October 1982, the number of people registered as unemployed (the old basis of the unemployment count) increased by 3,774 in the East Ham jobcentre area. Between October 1982 and January 1983, the number of unemployed claimants (the new basis of the count) in the area increased by 321. The figures on which the increases are based include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.