§ Mr. Jack Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current level of unemployment in (a) the northern region, (b) the mid-Northumberland area and (c) the Northumberland travel-to-work areas.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The following table gives the number of unemployed claimants, at 5 April, in the areas specified.
Travel-to-work area Number Alnwick 1,659 Berwick on Tweed 926 Haltwistle 419 Hexham 974 Morpeth (Mid-Northumberland) 9,156 North Region 225,569