HC Deb 18 February 1985 vol 73 c348W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the rate of unemployment in the SW9 postal district of London.

Mr. Alan Clark

Unemployment rates are not calculated for areas smaller than travel-to-work areas.

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:

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.