HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 cc255-6W
32. Mr. Radice

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers of unemployed for the northern region in May 1979 and in April 1983, respectively.

Mr. Alison

At May 1979 the number of unemployed claimants in the north region was 106,000 compared with 216,900 at April 1983. The figures are seasonally adjusted and exclude school leavers.