HC Deb 03 May 1984 vol 59 c222W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many women are unemployed in Wales; and how many were unemployed in May 1979.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

On 5 April 1984 the number of female claimants, seasonally adjusted and excluding school leavers, totalled 46,500, and in May 1979 the estimated number of female claimants on the same basis was 21,500.