HC Deb 28 February 1984 vol 55 cc114-6W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will consult the Yorkshire water authority to ascertain what action it intends to take under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 to protect and conserve salmon stocks in the River Esk during 1984–85.

Mr. MacGregor

The Yorkshire water authority has applied for confirmation of a byelaw to prohibit fishing by rod and line in the lower reaches of the River Esk for salmon and migratory trout. Because of the issues raised by objectors to this byelaw, a local public inquiry is required and arrangements for this are in hand.

Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority on poaching activities on the River Esk; how many bailiffs have been employed; how many poachers have been caught; how many salmon they estimate have been taken from the river; and whether he, is satisfied that the Yorkshire water authority is fulfilling its obligations under part V of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975;

(2) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority as to why the salmon count has been so small in 1983; and if he will make a statement;

(3) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority as to its compliance with its statutory duties to maintain, improve and develop the salmon fisheries in its area and, in particular, on the River Esk, as required under part V, section 28, of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975.

Employees in employment—Great Britain
Division of the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification June 1979 September 1983 Highest since 1973
Number Year
0 Agriculture, forestry and fishing 358,500 366,100 403,800 1974
1 Energy and water supply industries 711,700 639,000 718,200 1980
2 Extraction of minerals and ores other than fuels; manufacture of metals, mineral products and chemicals 1,109,700 803,800 1,219,800 1974
3 Metal goods, engineering and vehicles industries 3,338,000 2,551,300 3,559,500 1974
4 Other manufacturing industries 2,665,600 2,123,200 2,957,300 1974
5 Construction 1,216,300 990,300 1,232,400 1974
6 Distribution, hotels and catering; repairs 4,173,000 3,999,400 4,234,800 1979
7 Transport and communication 1,452,000 1,302,800 1,476,300 1975
8 Banking, finance, insurance, business services and leasing 1,638,200 1,744,900 1,744,900 1983
9 Other services 5,975,500 5,857,900 5,975,500 1979

Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will break down the Liverpool travel-to-work area employment figures into individual employment office areas, giving details of youth unemployment and percentage unemployment in each also.

Mr. Alan Clark

On 12 January, the total number of unemployed claimants in the Liverpool travel-to-work area was 93,320 and the unemployment rate was 19.5 per cent. The figures include 5,307 unemployed claimants aged under 18 years. The following table gives the total and under-18 figures for each jobcentre area in the Liverpool travel-to-work area. Percentage rates of unemployment are calculated for complete travel-to-work areas only and not for their constituent parts.

Jobcentre area Total unemployed claimants Of which, aged under 18
Allerton 1,324 59
Belle Vale 3,785 257
Bootle 8,252 497
Crosby 5,895 345
Everton 8,319 428
Garston 9,504 520
Huyton 9,316 628
Kirkby 7,713 396

Mr. MacGregor


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