HC Deb 03 June 1985 vol 80 c59W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has as to the levels of male and female unemployment in inner city partnership areas; and how these figures compare with unemployment in Britain as a whole.

Mr. Alan Clark

[pursuant to his reply, 7 May 1985, c. 354-5]: following is the available information which is in the Library. That table shows unemployment in the inner city partnership areas as at 11 April 1985, together with the corresponding figures for Great Britain.

Unemployed claimants&—Inner City Partnership Areas—11 April 1985
Male Female
Hackney 14,622 5,616
Islington 11,649 4,719
Lambeth special area 17,531 6,912
Lambeth area of need (included in special area) 13,641 5,258
London Docklands Development Corporation area 3,552 1,171
Manchester and Salford special area
Manchester section 19,804 6,158
Salford section 6,022 1,630
Liverpool special area 26,250 9,264
Newcastle and Gateshead partnership area
Gateshead section 11,718 3,929
Newcastle section 10,018 3,340
Birmingham special area 53,644 18,832
Birmingham Core area (included in special area) 31,531 10,185
Great Britain 2,181,668 968,489

Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many (a) men and (b) women are classified as part-time workers at the latest available date.

Mr. Alan Clark

[pursuant to his reply, 24 May 1985, c. 605]: In September 1981, the latest date for which the employees in employment series provides a comprehensive split between full and part-time employees, there were 718,000 male and 3,781,000 female employees in employment in Great Britain who worked part-time. For more recent dates the series provides analyses of part-time employees for females only. In December 1984, the latest date for which such information is available, the number of female employees in employment working part-time was estimated as 4,282,000.

The labour force survey provides information on a different basis. The 1984 survey estimates that, in the spring of 1984, there were 583,000 males and 4,272,000 females in employment who regarded themselves as working part-time.