HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 c147W
Mr. Corbyn

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the level of female unemployment in Brecon in each year since 1979.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Following is the information in respect of the former Brecon travel to work area.

May 1979 Registrant based 96 3.0
May 1980 108 3.4
May 1981 146 4.5
May 1982 175 5.4
May 1983 Claimant based 171 5.3
May 1984 202 6.3

The travel to work area boundaries were changed in November 1984. The figure for the new Brecon travel to work area in May 1985 was:

240 6.8

Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the latest unemployment figures for north Wales; and what were the comparative figures for July 1979.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

For the purpose of this answer north Wales is defined as the counties for Clwyd and Gwynedd. On 9 May 1985 there were 38,003 unemployed claimants in north Wales. There is no directly comparable figure for July 1979 at which date the registrant based figure was 19,396.

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