§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Paymaster General what proportion of new jobs created in the past two years have been in Greater London and the south-east region.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Information about job gains and job losses is not available from the Department's statistics, but an indication of the net changes can be seen by comparing levels of employment at different dates.
Between June 1983 and June 1985 (the latest date for which figures are availabale) the civilian employed labour force in the south-east region grew by 332,000; equal to 51 per cent. of the net increase in the civilian employed labour force in Great Britain.
Comparable figures are not available for Greater London, but over the same period the number of employees in employment in the area rose by 6,000; equal to 2.5 per cent. of the net increase in the number of employees in employment in Great Britain.300W
The net increases in the civilian employed labour force and employees in employment in Great Britain between June 1983 and June 1985 were the result of increases in some regions, including the south-east, and decreases in others.