§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the rate of unemployment in the SW9 postal district of London.
Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what new initiatives he intends to take to reduce youth unemployment.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The Government are considering a number of options for the enhancement of provision for young people, including the possibilities of extending training opportunities, but no decisions have yet been made.
§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been in full-time and part-time employment in each year from 1970 to the present.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Comprehensive information is available only for those dates when censuses of employment were conducted and is as follows:
Thousand Full-time Part-time June 1971 18,308 3,341 June 1972 18,173 3,477 June 1973 18,355 3,828 June 1974 18,187 4,110 June 1975 17,964 4,248 June 1976 17,764 4,284 June 1977 17,828 4,298 June 1978 17,882 4,392 September 1981 16,815 4,499
Censuses of employment have been taken triennially since 1978. Results of the current, September 1984, census are scheduled to become available towards the end of this year.