§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the estimated figures for unemployment using the new basis of calculation, for October 1974, May 1979, May 1980, May 1981 and May 1982.
§ Mr. Gummer
The figures for the United Kingdom and Great Britain were published in the January 1983 issue ofEmployment Gazette (labour market data section, tables 2.1 and 2.2), a copy of which is in the Library.
§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons aged 18, 19 and 20 years there are now registered as unemployed; and how many of these it is estimated have been on one or more of the youth opportunities programme schemes.
§ Mr. Alison
There were 194,251 unemployed claimants aged 18, and 175,595 unemployed claimants aged 19 as at 13 January 1983 in the United Kingdom. Separate figures for those aged 20 are not available. Information is not available on the number of those who have been on one or more of the youth opportunities programme schemes.