HC Deb 01 May 1984 vol 59 c94W
42. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if his Department keeps any record of social mobility in respect of those people moving from one area of the country to another seeking employment.

Mr. Alan Clark

Data from the 1981 labour force survey show that about a fifth of those who were in employment in both 1980 and 1981 and who moved from one region or county of Great Britain to another during the year before the survey had also changed their social class, as defined for the census of population, during that period.