HC Deb 03 December 1985 vol 88 c186W
51. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Paymaster General, in the five English pilot areas for the job start allowance, how many persons have been registered unemployed for 12 months or more.

Mr. Alan Clark

The following information is in the Library. The numbers of claimants who had been unemployed for over 12 months on 10 October 1985 in job start allowance pilot areas are as follows. Figures are given for local authority districts, except for Billingham and Huddersfield, where they relate to those groups of electoral wards which closely correspond to the pilot areas:

Billingham 1,565
Crawley and Horsham 1,119
Huddersfield 4,228
London Borough of Ealing 4,822
Plymouth 5,836
Preston 4,071
Stoke-on-Trent 6,817