§ Mr. Forman
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people and what percentage of the total registered unemployed were accounted for by (a) women, (b) people under 25 years of age, (c) people over 50 years of age and (d) people with no formal qualifications in each year from 1964 to the present date.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
[pursuant to his reply, 11 July 1984]: The following table gives the available information for Great Britain. The unemployment statistics do riot separately distinguish people with or without formal qualifications.
The comparisons are affected by the change in the basis of the unemployment count in October 1982 and by the 1983 Budget provisions which meant that some men aged 60 and over no longer had to sign on in order to receive supplementary benefit or national insurance credits.