§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were in receipt of unemployment benefit from the Huddersfield employment office in May 1979, May 1980, May 1981, May 1982 and the latest month for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
Information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in the Huddersfield jobcentre area at may each year from 1979 to 1982, and the numbers of unemployed claimants at April 1983.
Number May 1979 3,467 May 1980 5,451 May 1981 9,922 May 1982 11,575 April 1983 11,648
Note: Claimants cover those people claiming unemployment benefit, supplementary benefits and national insurance credits.
Registrants, in addition to claimants, include non-claimants registered for full time work.